Spring Training Game 30 - Tuesday Afternoon, March 26th in Clearwater
Record - 14-15-1
One Sentence Summary: Freddy Galvis and Kevin Frandsen drove in a combined six runs as the Phillies defeated the Rays, 10-1.
What It Means: Enough already. Let's start this season!
What Went Right: For the first time in his professional career, Galvis started in left field and by all accounts he looked fairly comfortable out there. The super utility player hit a two-run home run in the fifth.
Domonic Brown enjoyed a three-hit day, and he's now hitting .373 this spring. Led by Raul Valdes, the Phillies bullpen combined to allow just one Rays run on three hits.
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Even though he was the team's opening day second baseman last year, Galvis received no cardboard appreciation from Topps. Other than a few cards in the non-licensed Panini sets, Galvis' only 2012 baseball cards can be found in the team issued postcard-sized sets.
Camp Head Count: 32 minus 1 = 31. Pitcher and non-roster invitee Aaron Cook was released yesterday morning. Cook had a decent spring (3.38 ERA in six appearances) but the Phillies appear to have more confidence in their young pitchers at Triple-A than they did in Cook in terms of starting pitching depth. Elsewhere, infiedler Yuniesky Betancourt, released a few days ago by the Phillies, signed a Major League deal with the Brewers.