Spring Training Game 16 - Sunday Afternoon, March 10th in Kissimmee
Record - 7-8-1
One Sentence Summary: Cole Hamels showed he's ready for the season to begin as he pitched five strong innings in the Phillies 7-1 victory over the Astros.
What It Means: With the Astros moving to the A.L. West this season, this is the last time these two teams will play each other until 2014. That seems crazy.
What Went Right: Hamels improved his record to 2-0 and now owns a spring ERA of 0.90. Freddy Galvis doubled (for the fifth time) and enjoyed a three-hit day. Michael Young and Laynce Nix each had two hits and Erik Kratz contributed a two-run double.
Featured Card: I'm on a roll with my Topps Phillies project, and my 2005 Topps Phillies post is scheduled to be published next Sunday morning. In preparation for writing a 2006 Topps Phillies post, I spent some time with my 2006 Phillies binder this afternoon. I came across the Hamels card featured here, which I would have sworn I'd never seen before and proving once again that it's fun to pull out binders of older cards and browse through them every once in a while. You never know what you're going to find. I wonder what "new" cards await me in my 2007 Phillies binder?
Camp Head Count: 51 minus 4 = 47. As announced over the weekend, the Phillies optioned out pitchers Jonathan Pettibone and Ethan Martin, and outfielder Zach Collier. Catcher Cameron Rupp was also reassigned.