John Mayberry Jr was in a terrible slump heading into the final weekend of Grapefruit League play.
That’s why a big weight was lifted off his shoulders in the 7th inning when he snapped a 19-at-bat hitless streak in the Phillies 8-5 loss. It was his only hit in his three at-bats, lifing his spring average .192.
Roy Halladay made his final start before Opening Day on Thursday but lasted only two innings and 45 pitches before a rain delay. He allowed two runs on three hits, including a solo home run to Edwin Encarnacion in the 2nd inning.
Hector Luna, playing second base and for a shot to crack the Opening Day roster, went 2-for-3 to lift his spring average to .327.