The Phillies sent out a social media message on Twitter, Google + and Facebook yesterday. It said, Big Piece, swing away to 6 days until we head to Texas.
Ryan Howard must have read that yesterday, as he smacked just his 2nd HR of the Spring Training season. The Phillies blanked the NY Yankees by a score of 6-0 last night in Tampa.
Howard is trying to regain that special swing that he possessed for many years with the Phillies. His strikeouts have been many in Spring so far with 21 SO in only 56 AB.
It’s essential for the Phillies to have Howard do well, if the team expects to go anywhere in 2014. Howard holds the key to propelling the Phillies. We’ll see how his progress goes when the season officially starts in just a few days.