With Ryan Howard the only starter to make the bus trip to Sarasota on Sunday, the Phillies lost 5-2 to the Reds, ending the Phillies four-game unbeaten streak.
From Grapefruit League correspondent Billy Mac: "Ryan Franklin (pictured right) took the loss and gave up four hits and two runs with no strikeouts in two innings. Again, I was fortunate to be seated behind a scout and Frankin's fastball was in the 88-89 mph range. Gavin Floyd pitched 2 2-3 innings. He went 1-2-3 in his first inning and lost command in the second inning walking two and surrendering a run. He retired the two batters he faced in his 3rd inning."
Alex Gonzalez delivered a fourth-inning RBI single to score the Phillies’ first run. Sal Fasano, pictured right, led off the fifth with a home run to left field off David Weathers. Fasano is slugging .875 this spring. Shane Victorino went 2-3.
Brian Sanches worked 1 1-3 innings of perfect relief. In 2 2-3 innings this spring, the right-hander has struck out five and walked one and has not allowed a run.
Aaron Fultz was rocked in his second-straight game, allowing two runs in two innings, including a home run.