Righthander Carlos Carrasco held Lara to one run over five innings tonight while fanning five, lowering his ERA to 2.11, second lowest in Venezuela.
Beerleaguer: Presenting one of your feature attractions for spring training 2009. The 21-year-old righthander, who was added to the Phillies' 40-man roster in November, will audition for the final spot in the rotation this spring. Between Carrasco, J.A. Happ, Chan Ho Park and Kyle Kendrick, what are the chances Adam Eaton makes a single appearance in Clearwater? I think Carrasco actually has a shot to break camp, not the greatest chance of the group, but there's an opportunity there. Like Chad Durbin, the Phils might decide early on that Park's value is in relief. Meanwhile, the Phils have never appeared altogether convinced by Happ. And Kendrick fell pretty hard last season. Experience has to start somewhere. I think Carrasco's got a shot.