Rays 10, Phillies 1
Spring Training Game 31 - Thursday Afternoon, April 2nd in Clearwater
Record - 12-17-2
One Sentence Summary: The Phillies limped out of Florida with a final disheartening loss, dropping this game against the Rays by a score of 10-1.
What It Means: And just like that, the Grapefuit season is over. The Phillies will play two final exhibition games (against the Pirates) tonight and Saturday afternoon before opening the regular season on Monday afternoon against the Red Sox.
What Happened: Jerome Williams struggled again, allowing six runs on nine hits in 5 2/3 innings pitched. He finished the spring with a record of 0-4 and a 7.40 ERA. Jonathan Papelbon (wearing a Carlos Ruiz jersey) got rocked, allowing four runs on four hits (including a long home run) in a third of an inning.
Featured Card: Ready or not, here they come! Anyone heading to the On Deck Series this weekend?