Posted: Wednesday, March 5th 2014 at 10:42pm
Braves' Beachy sharp in second start
By The Associated Press
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- 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.
STARTING TIME: 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.
FREGOSI HONORED: 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.
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