Found March 13, 2012 on Phillies Nation:
Cole Hamels pitched five innings in his third grapefruit league start, striking out four and giving up just one run in the Phillies 6-5, 10 inning loss to the Houston Astros. He has looked sharp in each of those outings, posting a 1.69 ERA in 10 2/3 innings.Domonic Brown hit his first home run of the spring in the 10th inning, a solo home run. Brown went 2-for-5 on the day. By all accounts, he has been a man possessed early on, focused on winning the left field job. He’ll need more performances like this one if he wants LF all by himself.Freddy Galvis and Michael Martinez, who could be battling for an infielder spot (?), both had two hits.Phillies play tomorrow against the Twins at 1:05. Phillies Nation will be down in Clearwater this week, so say hello if you see myself or Brian Michael.

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