The Phillies offense has died this spring. That’s why sarcastic cheers were heard when John Mayberry’s bloop single in the 6th inning put the first Phillies runner across the plate since Tuesday.
The Phils dropped the game to the Yankees, 5-3.
Vance Worley got off to a rocky start but finished up the day nicely. After allowing three runs on four straight hits to start off the 1st inning, Worley cruised through the next five. He allowed three runs on seven hits and a walk, striking out seven in six innings.
Hunter Pence drew a walk with one out in the 6th. He then stole second base to set himself up for Mayberry’s RBI single.
Miguel Abreu’s RBI double in the 7th and Erik Kratz’s deep bomb to left were the only other runs scored.
Jonathan Papelbon was the only pitcher to not allow a run for the Phils, pitching a clean 9th inning with a pair of strike outs.