Yankees 13, Phillies 9
Spring Training Game 30 - Friday Night, March 30th in Tampa
Record - 12-15-3
One Sentence Summary: The Yankees won a slugfest in Tampa, banging out 15 hits and downing the Phils, 13-7.
What It Means: It was a very long, and at times a very boring game.
What Went Wrong: It was a bullpen game from the outset for Phillies, as they trotted out seven different relievers to face the Yankees in the only exhibition night game the team will play in Florida this year. Jonathan Papelbon got knocked around by the Bombers, allowing four runs in his 2/3 innings of work. The last three pitchers used by the Phils, Julio Rodriguez, Lisalberto Bonilla and Colton Murray, are all slated for Single-A this year.
On the bright side, Juan Pierre had four hits and Carlos Ruiz had a three-run double in the third. The Phillies offense actually outhit the Yankees, 16-15.
Featured Card: I started this here very blog three years ago last night. At the time, I had no idea how much I'd enjoy this three-year journey as I've followed the Phillies and shared a large part of my Phillies baseball card collection. As promised in my State of The Phillies Room Address in February, I'm going to keep at this thing until it's no longer fun, and I'd like to think that day is a long ways off.
The first baseball card I featured on this blog was of my favorite all-time player, Bob Dernier. In honor of my three-year blogoversary*, here's one of Dernier's few Phillies cards I haven't yet featured on the blog.
Thanks again for reading. I sincerely appreciate it.
*This word was my wife Jenna's contribution to this post.