After Kyle Kendrick made just 40 pitches this afternoon in Kissimmee, suggesting his bid to become the Phillies' fifth starter had ended, Charlie Manuel made Jamie Moyer's return to the starting rotation official, the outcome most had predicted. Moyer, who was bumped from the rotation last season, has pitched well this spring and has appeared to suffer no ill effects from groin and knee surgery. Meanwhile, the Phillies fell to the Astros 5-2. Jose Contreras, who has not had a good go of it, allowed three runs in 2-3 of an inning. His ERA stands at 9.00. David Herndon allowed his first run of spring, but was otherwise solid through 2 1-3 innings, striking out four. The Phillies fell to a listless 12-11-1 with Opening Day nearing.
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