Bobby Jenks allowed one hit and zero runs in his debut, but it wasn’t enough as the Philadelphia Phillies blanked the Boston Red Sox , 2-0, in a Spring Training affair at City of Palms Park in Fort Myers, Florida on Thursday afternoon.
“I made some really good pitches. I threw the ball for the most part exactly where I wanted to,” Jenks said. “All in all, it was a really good day.” (via WEEI)
Jenks tossed different variations of his fastball and change-up during Thursday’s game and hopes to have eight additional appearances for the Red Sox during Spring Training.
Boston (2-3) had only one hit in the game, a double from Mike Cameron (1-for-2). Stolmy Pimentel (0-1) started for the Red Sox, giving up three hits and two earned runs in two innings.
Dan Wheeler and Andrew Miller each pitched clean innings in the third and fourth, respectively, before Jenks entered in the fifth. Jason Rice, Rich Hill, Michael Bowden and Blake Maxwell combined to no-hit the Phillies in the final four innings.
Philadelphia (3-3) scored its two runs in the second inning on a two-run double from Phillies third baseman Jeff Larish (1-for-3). Cole Hamels (1-0) tossed four inning in his start for Philadelphia, giving up a hit and a walk while striking out three.
Boston faces the archrival New York Yankees at 7:05 p.m. EST on Friday afternoon in its first televised spring training game (TV: NESN/MLB Network).