Thursday, March 1, 2012

2011 Bowman Chrome Prospects #BCP63 Austin Hyatt

Phillies 6, Seminoles 1
Spring Training Exhibition - Wednesday Afternoon, February 29th in Clearwater

One Sentence Summary:  The Phillies played baseball yesterday and all is right with the world.

What It Means:  Nothing.  This game doesn't even count towards the official Grapefuit League standings or statistics, but it sure is nice to see a new box score.

What Went Right:  Pitching prospect Austin Hyatt got the nod to start the team's first spring game, and he pitched two perfect innings while striking out three.  The Phils put together a five-run seventh inning, capped by non-roster invitee Hector Luna's two-run home run.

Featured Card:  The expectation is that Hyatt, a Double-A All-Star last year, will start the season with the Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs.  I've got a few of his minor league cards, but the card featured here is his only card from a major release so far.  (There's also a non-Chrome version of this card, so I guess technically he's got two cards so far.  Which leads to this question - Is the regular non-Chrome version the parallel or is the Chrome version the parallel?  Do you think Hyatt cares?)

Other Stuff:  Ryan Howard suffered a setback in his recovery from his ruptured Achilles, as it was announced that he had an infection surrounding one of his sutures.  As a precaution, he's been shut down for at least a few days.

Camp Headcount:  57

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