Toronto 11, Phillies 6. Hernandez allowed seven runs in 3 2/3 innings and Lincoln gave up three in his two frames.
Roberto Hernandez got the start for the Phils, entering the game having thrown to a 2.03 ERA and an 0.91 ratio in his four spring starts and coming off of a brilliant appearance last Thursday in which he was perfect through five innings before allowing a sixth inning single.
He didn’t fare as well today, allowing seven runs on 11 hits and a walk over 3 2/3 innings. He threw scoreless frames in the first and second, but allowed four runs in the third on a walk and six hits, including a two-run homer by Jose Bautista. He came back for the fourth and allowed three straight singles to start the frame. He got two outs after that, but was charged with one run while he was pitching and two more when Adam Lind delivered a two-out, two-run double off of Hector Neris.
Hernandez ends the day with a 5.29 ERA and a 1.41 ratio. He came into the game having allowed eight hits and four walks over 13 1/3 innings (12/13 1/3 is an 0.90 ratio) and allowed 11 hits and a walk over 3 2/3 innings today (12/3 2/3 is a 3.27 ratio). So he allowed as many hits plus walks this afternoon in 3 2/3 innings as he had in 13 1/3 innings over his previous four outings.
Neris took over for Hernandez with two outs and men on first and second. He faced two batters in the game, allowing the two-run double to Lind before getting Brett Lawrie to ground to first.
The 24-year-old righty Neris threw to a 4.55 ERA and a 1.32 ratio at Double-A Reading in 2013 over 46 appearances, eight of which were starts. He was making his first official spring appearance.
Jonathan Papelbon threw a 1-2-3 fifth, dropping his spring ERA to 3.60 and his ratio to 1.80. Opponents were hitting .381 against him coming into the game.
Brad Lincoln started the bottom of the sixth, entering the game with a 0.00 ERA and a 1.17 ratio over six official appearances. He got the first batter he faced before Moises Sierra singled and Bautista followed the Sierra single with his second homer of the day. Lincoln returned for the seventh and allowed another run on a single and a Ryan Goins triple. Overall he allowed three runs on four hits over two innings, upping his ERA to 2.79 and his ratio to 1.34.
Shawn Camp allowed a run on a double and a single in the eighth. Came into the game with a 0.00 ERA and an 0.94 ratio and left with a 1.42 ERA and a 1.11 ratio. Five strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings over six appearances.
The Phillies scored six runs on ten hits in the game.
Ben Revere had a three-run double in the top of the second. He was 1-for-3 with a walk on the day to drop his average to .333. Third walk of the spring and third extra-base hit (two doubles and a triple).
Cody Asche hit a solo homer in the fourth, his second. 1-for-2 with a walk and a home run on the day to up his average to .161.
Rupp is hitting .313 after a 1-for-1 day.
Ruf was 0-for-1 and grounded into a double-play in his only at-bat, dropping his average to .217.
Ryan Howard is hitting .275 after going 2-for-3 with two singles.
Utley 0-for-4 to drop his average to .167. Mayberry .267 after going 0-for-4. Rollins at .115 after going 1-for-4.
Ruiz is hitting .286 after going 1-for-3.
Split squad action on Thursday against Toronto and Houston.