Moyer makes a statement: Last night, Jamie Moyer, in his "quote ... unquote" "bid" for the starting rotation, held the Yankees to one hit over 6 2-3 innings, walking none and striking out six. It was the deepest outing by a starter this spring. The Phillies prevailed 3-0. Placido Polanco had a pair of hits and has quietly gone 18-for-45 (.400) this spring, despite the hiccup with the knee injury. ... In other news, the Phillies offered some startling revelations in this month's Philadelphia Magazine. Jimmy Rollins admitted that he sets his DVR for "The Young and the Restless," while Roy Halladay sets his for "The Bachelor." Then again, don't we all? Or is it just me and Roy? Also, middling prospect Yohan Flande will now be known on Beerleaguer as Yohan "The player Ryan Howard never wishes to see naked" Flande. Poor guy.
Game chat: The Phillies trot out the 'B' team in Fort Myers today behind Cole Hamels in their game against the Twins. They'll line up with Wise, Castro, Francisco, Dobbs, Gload, Mayberry, Schneider, Ransom, Valdez. With Valdez ninth, it's almost like having two lead-off hitters!
Lidge gives up runs again: Brad Lidge's line this morning in a Single A Minor League game: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 SO (20 pitches). - courtesy of Todd Zolecki via Twitter.