Phillies and Braves
In Sunday's game against the Braves, the Phillies faced challenges with an illness sweeping through their clubhouse, resulting in an unconventional starting lineup. Despite the adversity, the Phillies put up a commendable effort, albeit falling short in a 3-2 loss at CoolToday Park in North Port, Florida. 
 
The illness forced manager Rob Thomson to field a lineup comprising mostly players who may not play significant roles for the team in the upcoming 2024 season, aside from Alec Bohm and Johan Rojas. 
 
Bohm, in particular, showcased his offensive prowess by going 3-for-3 with an RBI, further solidifying his impressive spring performance with a total of 5 hits in 7 at-bats. 
 
Pitching-wise, Connor Brogdon stepped up to make the start in place of the unwell Cristopher Sanchez, delivering a solid inning on the mound despite the circumstances. Yunior Marte also contributed a decent performance out of the bullpen. 
 
Although the Phillies' offense managed eight hits, they struggled to capitalize, scoring only two runs while striking out 15 times. 
 
On the pitching side, the staff held the Braves to three runs on five hits, with a combined effort from Brogdon, Marte, and others, keeping the game close. 
 
Notable performances also came from outfielder Jake Cave, who is vying for a spot on the Phillies' final bench, going 2-for-3 in the game. 
 
Looking ahead, the Phillies are scheduled to face the Blue Jays at TD Ballpark in Dunedin, Florida, on Monday at 1:05 p.m. Fans can catch radio coverage of the game on MLB.com.

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