For what it’s worth, which may not be a whole lot, the Phillies are having a damn good spring.
After topping the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday afternoon by a score of 5-2, the Phillies secured an 11-4-2 record. Their winning percentage of .733 is good for third place in the Grapefruit League as of this moment.
Naturally, that rank means about as much as the Jumbo Screen bobblehead races at Citizen’s Bank Park. The correlation between a team’s performance in March and its output in April is tenuous at best.
But the current level of play is not entirely without merit. Whatever time of year it is, these guys are mashing the ball right now.