Monday, March 4, 2013

2012 Topps Archives 1967 Topps Stickers #67S-RH Ryan Howard

Phillies 13, Blue Jays 5
Spring Training Game 9 - Sunday Afternoon, March 3rd in Clearwater

Orioles 12, Phillies 3
Spring Training Game 10 - Sunday Afternoon, March 3rd in Sarasota
Record - 4-5-1

One Sentence Summary:  The offense continued to shine in Clearwater while the pitchers took a beating in Sarasota.

What It Means:  The Phillies split their squad yesterday, adding a win and a loss to their spring tally.

What Went Right/Wrong:  Domonic Brown hit a monster home run in the fifth inning, but it was Ryan Howard's shot - that completely left the ballpark - that people will remember from the Phillies victory against the Jays.  Kevin Frandsen went two for four with four runs scored.

Against the Orioles, Kyle Kendrick allowed four runs in his two innings of work.  Jeremy Horst was pounded in his 2/3 of an inning, giving up six runs and raising his spring ERA to 17.18.  Michael Young and Freddy Galvis both homered in the losing cause.

Featured Card:  Howard has to be smiling these days.  He has played every day this spring and he's hitting .417.  His home run yesterday was a moon shot off a left-handed pitcher.  Hopefully some of his early spring success carries over into the regular season beginning in April.

This is one of the many retro-themed inserts available in last year's Topps Archives set.  Howard and Roy Halladay are in last year's set while only Pirates and Red Sox were in the original test issue from 1967.

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