Holy bombs, Papelbon! The Phillies closer may have made headlines late last week for saying he didn't really see any leadership on the 2012 Phillies team, but he made headlines today in his spring debut for giving up one of the more mammoth home runs we've seen at Bright House Field to Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera.
It was not a good day for Paps, who also gave up another homer to Nick Castllanos (video) and was pulled before completing an inning. He gave up six runs.
Papelbon throws 31 pitches, allows six runs and gets just two outs before being removed.Cabrera hit 3 run HR
— Jim Salisbury (@JSalisburyCSN) February 25, 2013
Wow. Watch that ball fly. Clearly way over the Frenchy's Tiki Bar in left.
On the bright side of life today: Cliff Lee was filthy. 2 IP, 0 H, 1 BB, 2 Ks. [video of Lee's day]