Drew Hutchison greatly enhanced his quest for a spot on the Phillies' pitching staff by throwing four shutout innings against Detroit. He used a strikeout of Miguel Cabrera to help escape a third-inning jam.
The prized free agent is expected to start the Phillies' final spring training game on Tuesday and one more game in the minors before his debut at Citizens Bank Park.
The Phillies will play just two teams - Arizona and Washington - that had winning records last season through their first 43 games. They need to take advantage of that stretch.
"It's just kind of a familiar look to the way he uses the gas pedal and the brake effectively and fills up the strike zone with all his pitches," Kapler said of his young pitcher.
The Phillies signed free-agent pitcher Jake Arrieta for his pristine work on the mound, but they should also reap the benefits of his bat.
Camp Catchphrase sounds a lot like a corporate motivational retreat. That's fine. This franchise could use some motivation.
Tigers lefthander Matt Boyd threw twice at Odubel Herrera and was tossed. Boyd fired over Herrera's head and then inside. Both pitches missed Herrera but the Hallion ruled that the second one grazed him and awarded him first.
For the first time ever, NBC Sports Philadelphia will broadcast a Phillies game exclusively online and not on television: the April 3 road game against the New York Mets.
Jake Arrieta allowed two runs in his first outing of spring training but his right arm flashed some velocity that should offer optimism as he gears up for the regular season.
Rhys Hoskins hit two homers Wednesday and is heating up as spring training nears the finish.
Under Jay Wright, Villanova has become perhaps the best college basketball program in the country. Where does that put him on the city's all-time list of great coaches?
Leiter has a mild flexor strain, and his spot in the bullpen is open.
Edubray Ramos lost his confidence last season during a rough stretch. He had to go to the minors to find it.