Spring roundup: Blanton excels in debut; Maloney, Adcock post scoreless appearances; Streiby makes second start

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Joe Blanton; Photo via Wikimedia Commons

Check out the daily rundown of Sunday Kentucky Spring Training action:

  • Former UK right-handed pitcher Joe Blanton pitched three hitless innings in his Spring Training debut for the Philadelphia Phillies. Blanton struck out one batter and walked one.
  • Offseason Louisville resident Matt Maloney struck out two batters in two perfect innings for the Cincinnati Reds.
  • In that same game Lexington native Austin Kearns was 1-2 with a strikeout for the Cleveland Indians.
  • Elizabethtown native Nathan Adcock surrendered two hits in a scoreless inning for the Kansas City Royals.
  • Atlanta Braves second baseman Dan Uggla, who was born in Louisville, was 0-3 with one strikeout in his Spring Training debut.
  • Former UK first baseman Ryan Strieby earned his second consecutive start at first base for the Detroit Tigers but was 0-2 Sunday.
  • PLD alum A. J. Ellis was 0-1 for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
  • Former UK outfielder Collin Cowgill was 0-2 for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
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