Spring Training Game 19 - Thursday Afternoon, March 14th in Clearwater
Record - 8-10-1
One Sentence Summary: Aaron Cook and Rodrigo Lopez were the unlikely pitching stars in this 2-1 win over the Pirates.
What It Means: Cook and Lopez are both vying for the same long-man/sixth starter roster spot and their performances today will make a final decision even more difficult.
What Went Right: Cook started and pitched three scoreless innings and Lopez followed with two scoreless innings of his own. Rule 5 pick Ender Inciarte saved a run with a great throw to the plate in the second.
The Phillies scoring came on a Ryan Howard sac fly and a solo home run in the eighth from Team Canada's Pete Orr.
Featured Card: Orr's home run came off former Phillie Mike Zagurski, who is trying to earn a roster spot with the Pirates. If I've said it once, I've said it a hundred times - when an opportunity presents itself to post a Zagurski card, you take it.