By the end of the week, the Phillies will be back in town.
Headed into the final week of spring training, the Phillies will host the Blue Jays for a pair of games at Citizens Bank Park on Friday and Saturday. It will be a good chance for the Phils to see if the hot hitting will follow them up north.
Indeed, the Phillies have been swinging the bats fairly well this spring. With a .280 overall batting average, the team is third in the Grapefruit League and the 157 runs scored and .465 slugging percentage is second-best for the teams playing in Florida.
For now, at least, there aren't too many concerns about the Phillies' hitting.
Notably, the Phillies have slugged 36 homers this spring, which is fifth-best in the Grapefruit League. Ryan Howard and Dom Brown have hit seven apiece to lead all of Major League Baseball and with three homers in the past two days, Chase Utley (four) is climbing the charts, too.
Only left fielders John Mayberry and Laynce Nix have struggled at the plate this spring, batting a combined .209 with two homers.
For now there are not many concerns about the Phillies' hitting. They will try to pound out a few more runs on Monday afternoon against the Blue Jays in Dunedin.
1.) Jimmy Rollins, ss
2.) Ben Revere, cf
3.) Chase Utley, dh
4.) Ryan Hoard, 1b
5.) Michael Young, 3b
6.) Dom Brown, rf
7.) John Mayberry, lf
8.) Kevin Frandsen, 2b
9.) Erik Kratz, c
Lefty John Lannan will pitch for the Phillies.