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