- Phillies utility infielder Andres Blanco played his first Grapefruit League game after being sidelined with a sore right shoulder. He went 2-for-3 and produced the game's only run with a single in the seventh inning.
- The Phillies played Keio University, a college team from Japan, at Bright House Field. Phillies right-hander David Buchanan allowed four hits, two unearned runs, one walk and struck out two in three innings. "I felt good," Buchanan told a pool reporter. "The arm felt good. I felt the ball was coming out well. I was keeping pitches down in the zone on both sides of the plate. I was throwing strikes. I felt great. They hit some balls that found holes, but I felt great."
Today In Phils History - The Phillies lost and important piece in 1941 when pitcher Hugh Mulcahy became the first major-leaguer drafted into service for World War II. And while not humorous at the time, it was on this day in 1994 when John Kruk underwent surgery for testicular cancer. Thankfully, he didn't simply take his ball and go home. Birthdays today include Jack Bentley (1895) and, Future Hall of Famer Dick Allen (1942).