The Phillies lost Wednesday to the Braves, 3-2.
It was a relatively uninteresting contest. Jeremy Hellickson surrendered two runs on five hits in four innings. Mark Appel walked two, struck out three and gave up a run in two innings. The offense did little, with just Roman Quinn making any highlights (single, stolen base, RBI).
Welcome to the dead zone of spring training.
TODAY’S GAME: The Phillies are back home to face old friends the Blue Jays. Game time is at 1:05 p.m. with Jerad Eickhoff on the hill.
BURNETT PROFILE: Sean Burnett pitched well yesterday against Atlanta, going two and giving up just a hit. He’s profiled today by multiple writers – check out Ryan Lawrence’s piece. Burnett has had Tommy John surgery twice. Yeesh.
FRONT OFFICE PROFILE: Matt Gelb looks at the changing front office dynamic, where Matt Klentak is creating a new analytics department with help from Ned Rice and Andy Galdi, among others.
As for the series, it continues today with Nos. 20-11.