This will be Zach Segovia’s third spring appearance against the Bombers and second consecutive start against them. Last time, he didn’t allow a run until the fifth inning.
The rookie right-hander has been one of the nicer surprises in camp. In 10 innings, including a five-inning start against the Yankees, Segovia is 0-1 with a 2.70, having not allowed a walk or home run. He’ll face Japanese left-hander Kei Igawa, who in 12 innings is 1-0 with a 3.00 ERA, but has walked 10.
Yesterday in Clearwater, the Phillies broke out the bats in a 10-2 thrashing of Minnesota. Chase Utley homered twice and Karim Garcia hit his first of spring. On the mound, Cole Hamels allowed two solo homers, but otherwise looked solid. Hamels has been working on his inside pitch to right-handers all spring and is reportedly the pitch he’s been burned on most, including yesterday’s shots.