The spring rematch between the Phillies and the Blue Jays ended in a 4-4 tie after nine innings on Wednesday afternoon at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium.
The top of the Phillies’ lineup Wednesday could have been a peek into the future.
The Philadelphia Phillies decided it was time to hit the reset button, and have done so by trading away players at the height of their value and getting excellent value in return.
It is the little things that Phillies manager Pete Mackanin noticed in the Grapefruit League opener on Tuesday at Bright House Field.
David Hernandez hopes to have more of those high-adrenaline moments this season. He entered Spring Training a favorite to be the Phillies’ closer with Ken Giles traded to Houston in December.
Severino Gonzalez has been tabbed for the start on Tuesday against the Blue Jays at Bright House Field. Watch the game on MLB.TV.
If third baseman Maikel Franco becomes the player the Phillies expect him to be, the club will be lucky to have him under team control through 2021.
The Phillies hope they will have a catching problem on their hands in the near future.
Jeremy Hellickson and Aaron Nola threw a combined 18 pitches in two perfect innings for the Phillies on Sunday at Bright House Field.
The Phillies will prep for Tuesday’s Grapefruit League opener with an exhibition against the University of Tampa on Sunday at Bright House Field.
There has been talk that Odubel Herrera could move from center to left to make room for Peter Bourjos or Aaron Altherr, but Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said he is keeping Herrera in center.