Roberto Hernandez's spring got off to a rocky start in the opener against the Blue Jays, when he allowed two runs on four hits over two innings, gave up a mammoth homer to Jose Bautista and was nearly taken deep twice more. But he rebounded for the Phillies Monday against his former team.
Hernandez struck out three Tampa Bay Rays and allowed just one hit over three scoreless innings.
Jeff Manship followed with two spotless frames of his own, and Phillippe Aumont pitched a 1-2-3 sixth inning.
Michael Stutes fell apart in the seventh, though, allowing five runs and five baserunners to take the loss.
The Phils lost a pair of infielders in the game -- Freddy Galvis and Ronny Cedeno, who started the game at shortstop, both left the game for what the team called "precautionary reasons." Galvis twisted his ankle sliding, but told reporters after the game that he's OK. With Galvis, Cedeno, Cesar Hernandez, Reid Brignac, Kevin Frandsen and Andres Blanco, the Phillies have plenty of middle infield depth behind Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley.
It was another dismal day for the Phils' offense. They are now 1-5 in Grapefruit League play and are hitting .196, worst among all 30 teams. Maikel Franco was a lone bright spot, going 2-for-4 with a sharp line drive single back up the middle.
Next up for the Phils is a 6:35 p.m. game Tuesday against the Blue Jays on TCN. Cliff Lee will start and pitch three innings. Scheduled to pitch after him are B.J. Rosenberg, Luis Garcia, Cesar Jimenez and Shawn Camp.