Monday, March 7, 2011

2008 Topps Heritage #235 Roy Oswalt

Yankees 7, Phillies 1
Spring Training Game 11 - Monday Afternoon, March 7th in Tampa

One Sentence Summary:  Starter Roy Oswalt got hit around a little, the Phillies bats took the day off and the Yankees won, 7-1.

What It Means:  It means Oswalt made his third start of the spring and he's still working on some stuff.  He gave up a 3-run home run to Eduardo Nunez in the second and a 2-run home run to Curtis Granderson in the third.

Top Hitters:  The team managed just five hits against the Yankees, but Wilson Valdez' home run in the sixth thankfully broke up the bad guys' no-hitter.

Top Pitchers:  Relievers Drew Naylor, Brian Bass and Ryan Feierabend pitched scoreless relief.  Naylor recorded four outs - three with strikeouts.

Featured Card:  Not that he deserves it after today's iffy performance, but it's the unofficial 1959 Topps Appreciation Week in The Phillies Room, and this is Oswalt's card from the 2008 Topps Heritage set.

Other Stuff:  Where did Game 10 go, you may ask?  The split-squad game yesterday counts in the "official" exhibition season standings, so this is "officially" game 11 of the spring.  It's actually the twelfth game of the spring, but the first game with the Florida State Seminoles was not an "official" exhibition game.  It's all so confusing.

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