Atlanta at Philadelphia

HR: ATL - None   PHI - None

Braves' Beachy sharp in second start


CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) Brandon Beachy pitched three no-hit innings in his second start since having shoulder surgery in September and B.J. Upton doubled among his two hits for the Atlanta braves, who tied the Philadelphia Phillies 2-2 Wednesday.

Beachy's outing was a significant improvement over his first outing, when he gave up five hits and two runs in 1 2-3 innings against Houston.

Upton is trying to rebound from a horrid first season in Atlanta. He hit .184 in 126 games after signing for five years and $75 million.

Kevin Frandsen drove in Bobby Abreu in the fourth inning for the Phillies' first run. Frandsen was 2 for 3.

Sean O'Sullivan pitched three shutout innings despite giving up three hits and a walk.


Braves: Beachy said that his arm feels fine, a change from most of the last two seasons. Beachy had Tommy John surgery in June 2012 and a minor shoulder operation in September 2013.

''I felt better. More comfortable out there. Turned it up a little more,'' Beachy said. ''I don't know what the radar gun said or anything like that, but I felt like I had my legs under me a little bit better in the third inning.''

Beachy only started five games last year, and had a 4.50 ERA.

Phillies: O'Sullivan signed a minor league contract in the offseason. He is a longshot to make the opening-day roster. He is more likely to begin the season in Triple-A, where he will provide valuable pitching depth for a staff that's been injury prone over the last few year.

''I think you always have to look for starting pitchers, whether you're perfectly healthy or not,'' Phillies pitching coach Bob McClure said.


Phillies: Darin Ruf was hit in the head by a throw while sliding into third base in the fourth inning. Ruf, however, popped up after a minute or so and stayed in the game.

''He's all right, got him half-and-half on the helmet and the head,'' Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said.

Third baseman Cody Asche will start Thursday's split-squad game against the Tigers in Lakeland, Fla. Asche has missed the last three games after getting hit by a pitch on his right hand.


Former Phillies manager and Braves special assistant Jim Fregosi, who died Feb. 14, was honored in a ceremony with family members and former teammates before the game.

Ten former teammates, players or fellow coaches each wore a jersey representing each stop of Fregosi's career. The Phillies have also honored Fregosi this spring by draping a black tablecloth on the table in the cafeteria where Fregosi normally held court for many spring trainings.

Copyright 2017 by STATS LLC. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC is strictly prohibited.
CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
Conversation powered by Livefyre

Related Video

Atlanta Braves
Jordan Schafer , CF4000002.278.316.444
B.J. Upton , CF4020020.235.278.353
  Jose Constanza , LF-DH1010000.278.316.333
Freddie Freeman , 1B1010200.500.588.643
Ryan Doumit , C3010003.333.375.533
  Matt Lipka , CF2100002.286.375.286
Chris Johnson , 3B3110004.250.294.438
Dan Uggla , 2B2000110.250.412.250
Andrelton Simmons , SS3000012.222.263.278
Steven Lerud , C3030002.714.714.714
Joey Terdoslavich , LF3000114.091.412.182
Ernesto Mejia , 1B2000012.357.400.500
Tyler Greene , 3B1010100.333.429.333
Ramiro Pena , SS2010001.455.455.636
Tommy La Stella , 2B1000012.389.500.500
Jose Yepez , C0000100.000.500.000
Todd Cunningham , RF1000003.286.333.714
2B - B Upton (2); J Constanza (1)
CS - T Greene (2); R Pena (1)
Atlanta Braves
Brandon Beachy 3.00001103.86
Ian Thomas 1.02110103.00
Daniel Rodriguez 2.01000003.38
Anthony Varvaro 1.021101019.29
David Carpenter 1.00000203.00
Shae Simmons 1.00000207.36
Philadelphia Phillies
Clete Thomas , RF3000011.000.000.000
Jimmy Rollins , SS3000001.286.500.714
Chase Utley , 2B2000000.167.167.167
Bobby Abreu , RF2110000.167.444.167
  Kelly Dugan , CF-RF1000010.000.167.000
Darin Ruf , 1B4010011.294.429.471
Domonic Brown , LF2000103.125.263.125
  Cody Asche , 3B-DH1000010.000.091.000
Kevin Frandsen , 1B3121001.273.273.273
Cameron Rupp , C3010012.143.143.143
  Tyson Gillies , PR0000000.000.250.000
Reid Brignac , 3B1000000.000.500.000
Cesar Hernandez , 2B2000000.111.111.111
Tony Gwynn , CF1001001.222.417.333
Andres Blanco , SS1000011.000.000.000
Zach Collier , LF1000000.143.250.143
Tommy Joseph , C1000010.000.250.000
RBI - K Frandsen (1); T Gwynn (1)
S - R Brignac (1)
SB - D Brown (1)
Philadelphia Phillies
Ryan O'Sullivan 3.03001200.00
Kevin Munson 2.03112202.08
Antonio Bastardo 1.12000102.70
Jacob Diekman 1.01001106.00
Brad Lincoln 1.22112102.45