Twins 7, Phillies 1
Spring Training Game 26 - Saturday Afternoon, March 28th in Fort Myers
Record - 11-14-1
One Sentence Summary: Jerome Williams struggled though another outing as the Phillies dropped the game to the Twins, 7-1.
What It Means: As Jim Salisbury points out in this Tweet, the Phillies have lost four in a row and have been outscored 28-3 in those games while hitting .190.
What Happened: Williams allowed six runs (four earned) on nine hits in his four innings of work. The offense managed five hits with their sole run coming as a result of Odubel Herrera's RBI single in the third.
Featured Card: We're entering the dog days of spring and it's getting harder to come up with a relevant card to feature after these meaningless losses.
With that in mind . . . I read a fascinating article on the Phillies spring training from 1915 in this morning's Philadelphia Inquirer. The article features a steamer voyage to Florida, gaping alligators and tales of Coffee Pot Park. There's also a nice picture of future Hall of Famer Grover Cleveland Alexander sipping his coffee in the bleachers while wearing his snazzy Phillies warm-up sweater.