Two hits for the Phils this afternoon, both singles and neither before the seventh inning, as the Braves topped them 9-1. They have an official spring training record, but I’m not going to tell you what it is. Partly because it’s depressing and partly because it involves ties. The line has to be drawn somewhere.
Okay, 2-10 with two ties. They’ve been outscored 17-2 over the last two days.
Not a lot went well today. Nice outings by David Buchanan and Bastardo were pretty much the highlights. Sean O’Sullivan, who had pitched very well in the early going, was charged with six runs over 2 2/3 innings.
Buchanan started the game for the Phillies and pitched well again, allowing a single and a walk over three scoreless innings. He dropped his ERA to 1.50 with the outing. He’s struck out just three in six innings, but with an 0.67 ratio.
O’Sullivan was next and he entered the game with very nice numbers as well, having thrown five scoreless innings in two times out. He threw a 1-2-3 fourth before allowing a run in the fifth on a solo homer by Dan Uggla that was followed by an Andrelton Simmons double. He returned for the sixth and was hit hard. He faced eight hitters in the frame and was charged with five runs. Single, two-run homer by Edward Salcedo, out, out, single, single, single, two-run triple by Jordan Schafer.
Overall he went 2 2/3 innings, allowing six runs on eight hits and no walks. Two home runs, a double and a triple in the game. Came into the outing with fantastic numbers and leaves with a 7.04 ERA and a 1.56 ratio.
First official appearance for Simon. He’s struck out one in a third of an inning. The 23-year-old righty threw to a 4.45 ERA and a 1.41 ratio in 56 2/3 innings of relief at Double-A Reading last year.
Great results for Bastardo so far. 1.69 ERA and an 0.79 ratio. Six strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings.
Jake Diekman pitched the eighth and allowed three runs on three hits. Evan Gattis led off with a double to right, Phillip Gosselin singled Gattis home with one out and Todd Cunningham hit a two-run homer with two down.
Diekman has a 9.00 ERA and a 1.80 ratio after a rough outing today.
The Phillies scored one run on two singles. They walked three times in the game.
Gwynn started in center and went 0-for-2 with a walk to drop his average to .214.
Frandsen is hitting .182 after going 1-for-3.
Brignac is 2-for-8 after singling in his only at-bat.
Galvis (.120), Howard (.160) and Hernandez (.125) all 0-for-3.
Brown is hitting .080 (2-for-25 with two singles) after going 0-for-3.
Asche 0-for-1 with a walk. He’s hitting .143 (3-for-21 with a two doubles and a home run). Still looking for his first single.
Byrd 0-for-2 with a walk to drop his average to .346.
Burnett is expected to pitch tomorrow afternoon as the Phils face Baltimore.
Michael Stutes is off the 40-man roster, leaving the Phils at 39.