Sunday, March 15, 2015

Winning, But Barely Scoring

Astonishingly enough, the Phillies have a winning record thus far in Spring Training (7-4).  However, the bats are still in winter hibernation mode.  Despite being to the good 3 wins, the Phils have a negative run differential (-6), due to a poor performing offense.  Overall, the pitching has done well (3.8 runs allowed per 9 IP).  The offense has only mustered 3.3 runs per game.  Honestly, don't expect much more than that, because they'll likely fall right around that amount in the regular season too (they only averaged 3.8 a game last season).

And yes, I know it's only Spring Training.

Spring Tid-Bits:
*Brian Bogusevic is doing his best to make the team (a near impossible feat in my opinion, due to Revere, Brown, Sizemore, Ruf, and Herrera likely staking claim to the outfield jobs).  Through 9 games he's hitting .455/1.545 with 2 HR and 5 RBI.

*Phillies catchers (Ruiz, Rupp, Hill, and Garcia) have only 4 hits in 36 at bats (.111 average).

*The Phillies have hit only 5 homeruns this Spring, and only 1 of them has been by a player that will likely be a member of the 25-man roster (Howard).

*Joely Rodriguez has a sparkling 0.00 ERA through 7 innings, allowing only 2 hits and 2 walks.

*Kevin Slowey is twirling some magic too, also sporting a 0.00 ERA through 6 innings.


GM-Carson said...

Hey, whad do ya know, 2 runs scored today.

GM-Carson said...

Oh shit, they scored 11 in the other split squad game.

GM-Carson said...

Both Rule 5 picks doing well.

Andy Oliver: 5 IP, 9 K, 0.00 ERA, 0.80 WHIP

Odubel Herrera: .345/.766, 5 R, 4 SB

I foresee both making the team. I'd rather Oliver than Holland at this point. I'd rather have Herrera than Francoeur or maybe even Sizemore. Maybe the Phils can trade Sizemore for some minor league fluffer.