Sunday was a pretty quiet day up and down the Phillies' roster. A.J. Burnett made his debut and allowed one run on one hit over two innings in a 4-1 Phillies loss to the Pirates.
The Phils have been outscored 8-1 the last two days, and on Sunday they had only one extra-base hit, a double by Tony Gwynn, Jr. The Phils are 1-4 and hitting .192 so far in Grapefruit League play.
Jesse Biddle pitched two innings in relief and allowed two runs and four baserunners.
Jonathan Papelbon entered next and needed just eight pitches in a 1-2-3 inning. According to Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Papelbon's fastball was clocked as high as 93 mph.
Third baseman Cody Asche left Sunday's game after being hit by a pitch on the hand, in between his ring finger and pinkie. An ultrasound performed after the game showed no break, according to CSNPhilly.com's Jim Salisbury, who reports that Asche will undergo further evaluation Monday morning.
With Asche out Monday, Maikel Franco will bat cleanup and man third base. Darin Ruf will start at first base, Ronny Cedeno will play shortstop and Wil Nieves is behind the plate.
The Phils hit the road Monday for a 1:05 p.m. meeting with the Tampa Bay Rays. The game won't be televised. Roberto Hernandez makes his second spring training start and is expected to pitch three innings.