Although it’s Spring Training, this lack of offense is getting scary. I don’t know if there is something in the water down in Clearwater, but the Phillies just are not hitting the ball very well lately.
They put up another donut against the Boston Red Sox on Monday afternoon, being shut down by Jon Lester, 6-0. The Phillies managed just three hits on the day; one from Freddy Galvis, Lou Montanez, and Pete Orr, respectively.
Joe Blanton wasn’t very sharp either, and he said so himself, telling Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer he was “good at times. Horses*&t at times.” Sums up his line well: five innings, seven hits, five runs, five strikeouts. It appears the Phillies will skip Blanton’s first start of the season as they’ve already lined up Halladay, Lee, Worley, and Hamels.
Back to the offense; I’m a little scared. NO ONE is hitting and the power is scarce. No regular has more than two homers during Spring Training.