Phillies' offense sputters again in loss to Jays

Phillies' offense sputters again in loss to Jays

Ben Davis on Phillies: 'I'm keeping the faith right now'

March 27, 2014, 4:30 pm
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Jimmy Rollins loses his glove during a close play at second base during Thursday's finale in Clearwater. (USA Today Images)


CLEARWATER, Fla. -- The Phillies did not end the Florida portion of spring training with a bang. They were shut out, 3-0, by Toronto on Thursday afternoon. They had just one hit. The Phillies were also blanked Wednesday by Detroit. They lost that game, 1-0, and were held to just two hits.

A.J. Burnett allowed three hits and a run over five innings in his last spring start. He walked one and struck out six. He will start again Tuesday in Texas.

Jonathan Pettibone, slowed by a sore shoulder early in camp, pitched two scoreless innings. He was optioned to Triple A after the game. He is still basically rehabbing and could be a candidate to join the big-league club in mid-April.

The Phillies went 9-17-3 in Florida. That was the worst record in the NL.

They hit an NL-worst .226 in Florida.

Up next
The Phils host the Pirates on Friday night and Saturday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park. Kyle Kendrick and Roberto Hernandez will start those games.

The Phils are off Sunday. They open the regular season Monday in Texas.