Spring Training Game 25 - Thursday Night, March 21st in Ft. Myers
Record - 11-13-1
One Sentence Summary: Our old friend Shane Victorino put the game out of reach with a bases clearing triple in the seventh, as the Sox defeated the Phillies, 6-1.
What It Means: This game means nothing. What really matters are the four regular season games the Phillies are destined to win against the Red Sox in May.
What Went Wrong: This was a 1-1 game until the bottom of the seventh inning. Reliever Michael Stutes didn't help his chances of making the club by allowing five runs on a hit and three walks in two-thirds of an inning. The lone hit he allowed was Victorino's triple.
On the bright side, Cole Hamels pitched six solid innings, allowing a run on four hits while striking out five.
Featured Card: I still have my 2006 Phillies binder open on my computer desk. I have four Victorino cards in the 2006 Phillies binder, which are his first cards with the team. Along with his team issued card and his Topps Fan Appreciation Day card (to be featured in the upcoming 2006 Topps Phillies post), Victorino has a card within the massive 2006 Upper Deck set. The card featured here is from the 2006 Upper Deck Special F/X set, a chrome-ish parallel set not released until January 2007.