Frandsen went 2 for 3 with a solo homer off David Price and is up to .385/.407/.808 in 27 plate appearances this spring. Frandsen has pretty much assured himself a spot on the Phillies' Opening Day roster, and despite earlier indications that Freddy Galvis could start the year in Triple-A to get regular at-bats, he appears destined for the majors again, too.
“I think we can get [Galvis] 300 at-bats in the big leagues,” Manuel told CSNPhilly.com Friday. “Even if we get him 250, I think that’s better than 450 in the minors."
Brown continues to rake. He has 14 hits in 13 games after totaling 17 in the four springs prior to this year.
Ryan Howard finally sat; John Mayberry played first base and went 0-for-4.
As for Adams, with each scoreless inning he pitches, confidence rises that he will return to his stellar 2008-12 form.
They lost the game but it's been a good few weeks for the Phillies. Hell, even Darin Ruf is hitting now. He had another double in Thursday's untelevised loss.