CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Vance Worley gave up two runs in his first start of spring training and the Philadelphia Phillies were roughed up by the Houston Astros, 10-3 on Wednesday.
Worley, who finished third in the National League Rookie of the Year voting in 2011, allowed singles to each of the first two batters of the game and allowed a run in each of his two innings. Worley wasn’t too concerned as he introduced a split-fingered fastball to his repertoire.
Jordan Schafer and J.D. Martinez led the Astros. Schafer, who started off the game with a single and scored the first run, went 3 for 4. Martinez had two hits and three RBIs.
Houston right-hander Bud Norris threw three hitless innings in his first start of the spring. In his second full season, Norris led the Astros with 176 strikeouts in a career-high 186 innings. He didn’t have a strikeout Wednesday.
Source: Associated Press