On the plus side, Chase Utley drove in a run with an RBI single in his first spring at-bat since 2009 as the Phillies jumped out to an early 2-0 lead against Astros starter Lucas Harrell.
The day started perfectly for the Phillies when Ben Revere singled and stole a base before advancing to third on a ground ball by Michael Young. Utley's single then brought Revere home with the first run of the spring.
Cole Hamels faced just seven hitters over two innings and was the only Phillies pitcher not to give up a run. B.J. Rosenberg was touched for two earned runs in two innings, Zach Miner allowed one earned run in one inning of work. Jeremy Horst and Justin De Fratus each pitched two innings, with Horst allowing one earned run and De Fratus allowing two.
Former Phillies prospect Jared Cosart, who was dealt to Houston in the deal that brought Hunter Pence to the Phillies, threw two perfect innings against his former teammates. Another player who went to Houston in that deal, pitcher Josh Zeid, threw one inning, allowing one hit and no runs.