More game stuff: Greg Dobbs, who will see time at a number of positions this season, started in left field and went 1-for-2 with a double. He's hitting .357. ... Top prospect Carlos Carrasco was hit hard in 1 2/3 innings, surrendering six earned runs on five hits and four walks. ... The Phillies and Rays played extra innings on Friday to compensate for the rain-shortened game on Thursday.The winds of St. Petersburg: Third baseman Pedro Feliz learned about the howling winds in his first appearance at Progress Energy Park. Feliz endured a journey tracking a foul ball. It began to his left and ended up landing just out of his reach by the Phillies dugout. "That was crazy," he said. "I've never seen anything like that before." Still mourning: The news is still hard for Joe Savery to discuss, even three days later. Brett Favre is retired, and the Phillies' pitching prospect will have to deal with it. "It still hurts. [Tuesday] was a bad, bad day," Savery said. "He was far and away my favorite athlete. The way he played and handled himself. They use the term 'child-like enthusiasm.' He wasn't always the mechanically sound player. He just did it. I loved watching him." Savery is from Texas, not Wisconsin, but his family hails from Mississippi, so he claims that as a connection. He, too, was crushed, that the Packers lost the NFC Championship game to the New York Giants, as he planned to go to the Super Bowl to watch Favre. "It was set up so perfect," Savery said. "[The Packers] were at home in the cold, but couldn't pull it out. As for the retirement, you knew it was coming, but it was hard to imagine it actually happening." Up next: Travis Blackley, a candidate for the fifth-starter's job, is scheduled to start against the Indians in Winter Haven, Fla., at 1:05 p.m. ET. Manuel, who always wants to beat his former team, is bringing most of his regulars. There will also be intrigue at the Carpenter Complex, where Kris Benson is scheduled to face Jamie Moyer in a Minor League game. It will be Benson's first game action in more than a year. "It's going to be fun," said Benson, who last pitched in the Majors on Sept. 27, 2006, as a member of the Orioles. "It'll be one step closer to putting me in good position for March."
Ken Mandel is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.Less