• Infielder Brandon Inge played the field for the second time this spring Thursday, getting the start at third base against the Phillies at Bright House Field. Inge made his first start there Sunday and didn't get a ball hit his way in five full innings, but that wasn't the case Thursday, when Inge recorded two putouts and three assists.
Inge twice waded into foul territory to snag fly-ball outs that drifted toward the stands. He made another sharp play in the second inning -- a diving stop toward the left-field line to prevent an extra-base hit -- though it didn't result in an out because of a low throw and bobbled reception.
• Lefty Mike Zagurski's perfect Grapefruit League work came to an end Thursday, when he gave up the go-ahead run in the eighth inning, a solo homer by Phillies third baseman Pete Orr.
Zagurski had only given up one hit this spring, and that was in a game against Spain's World Baseball Classic club that didn't count toward his Grapefruit League numbers. Otherwise, he had given up no hits or walks while striking out seven in four innings.
• Lefty Andy Oliver gave up the Pirates' first run, yielding a leadoff walk to Michael Young, a single to Utley and a sacrifice fly to Howard in the sixth. Hurdle has been pleased this spring with how his pitchers have kept their walks down, noting that the only hurlers giving up too many walks are those who have a history of doing so. Oliver would fall under that category, as he's averaged five walks per nine innings in his three-year Minor League career.
"The game will tell you," Hurdle said. "You walk leadoff hitters, they score 70 percent of the time."
• Right-hander Ryan Reid extended his scoreless streak to five innings, allowing one hit but no runs in the seventh. In five Grapefruit League appearances, he has allowed only two hits. Signed to a Minor League deal, Reid went 6-3 with a 3.52 ERA in 46 appearances last year for the Rays' Triple-A affiliate in Durham.