Thursday, September 3, 2015

Grapefruit Wrap: Pirates 4, Phillies 1

The Phillies' offense sputtered again in a 4-1 loss to Pittsburgh.

Grapefruit Wrap: Pirates 4, Phillies 1

Phillies second baseman Chase Utley. (David Swanson/Staff Photographer)
Phillies second baseman Chase Utley. (David Swanson/Staff Photographer) recap
Box score

Mario Hollands, a hulking 25-year-old lefthander, made another solid impression with a scoreless inning. Manager Ryne Sandberg said Hollands was so deceptive he fooled the home-plate umpire into calling a strike a ball. "Hey, I gave up on it too quick," the umpire told Sandberg. "It came back with good movement and was a quality pitch."

The Phillies are hitting .192 through five Grapefruit League games. They scored once Sunday despite seven hits, two walks, four hit batters and one Pittsburgh error. Kevin Frandsen was 0 for 2 and twice left the bases loaded.

Phillies (Roberto Hernandez) at Rays (Matt Moore), 1 p.m.
1. Ben Revere 8
2. Andres Blanco 4
3. Domonic Brown 7
4. Maikel Franco 5
5. Darin Ruf 3
6. John Mayberry Jr. 0
7. Leandro Castro 9
8. Ronny Cedeno 6
9. Wil Nieves 2

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