Wednesday, March 21, 2012

2012 Topps Opening Day Opening Day Stars #ODS-10 Roy Halladay

Phillies 4, Orioles 1
Spring Training Game 20 - Tuesday Afternoon, March 20th in Sarasota
Record - 9-9-2

One Sentence Summary:  Roy Halladay enjoyed his best outing of the spring as the Phillies defeated the Orioles, 4-1.

What It Means:  See?  I wasn't worried about Halladay at all.  Not even a little bit.  (Maybe just a little.)

What Went Right:  Halladay allowed just one run and struck out five in his six innings of work, earning his first win of the spring.  Freddy Galvis added his second RBI-triple in as many days.  Ty Wigginton and Pete Orr, who both might be joining Galvis in the Phillies starting infield, had RBI hits and Erik Kratz hit a ninth inning home run.

Featured Card:  Halladay's start was bumped back a day presumably in order for him to be lined up to start opening day on April 5th against the Pirates on regular rest.  This is Halladay's 3-Dish card from the recently released and redundantly named Opening Day Stars insert set.

Camp Headcount:  40

Five more players were voted off the island on Tuesday.  Pitchers Phillippe Aumont and Michael Schwimer were optioned out while pitchers David Purcey and Jeremy Horst and infielder Kevin Frandsen were all reassigned.

However, Frandsen may be back sooner rather than later.  The Phillies lost another infielder yesterday when Michael Martinez was hit by a pitch in his right foot in the seventh inning.  Martinez broke a bone in his foot and it's expected that he'll open the season on the disabled list.  The infield is starting to look scary.

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