The Phillies have had a miserable spring, all things considered. They’re tied with the Red Sox for the worst record across both the Grapefruit League and the Cactus League. The Phillies have posted the second-worst batting average (.232), the third-worst on-base percentage (.306), and the worst slugging percentage (.348). Injuries have decimated the starting rotation and the bench, leaving the Phillies to rely on a handful of non-roster invitees. Already projected to have a mediocre year with a win total somewhere in the 70′s, spring training hasn’t done a whole lot to generate excitement for the regular season.
The Phillies will wrap up spring training in Florida after Thursday afternoon’s game against the Blue Jays. They’ll travel back to Philadelphia for two “on deck” games on Friday and Saturday, then travel to Texas for the regular season opener against the Rangers. Cliff Lee will oppose Tanner Scheppers, filling in for the injured Yu Darvish.
With spring training almost over, let’s look back at the five best and worst performances.