Blue Jays 5, Phillies 3
Spring Training Game 7 – Tuesday Night, March 4th in Clearwater
Record – 1-6
One Sentence Summary: The Phillies dropped another game, losing a rare spring training night game to the Blue Jays, 5-3.
What Happened: Starting pitcher Cliff Lee had a decent outing, allowing just a run on three hits in his three innings of work. Marlon Byrd hit his first home run of the spring with a two-run shot in the third off Blue Jays pitcher R.A. Dickey.
Featured Card: We're getting closer to the release of 2014 Topps Heritage, and I was excited to see that Byrd was featured in the faux-Heritage set, 2003 Upper Deck Vintage. Unfortunately, the Byrd card from the set doesn't contain the familiar pennant motif, but rather a different vintage-ish look. I had already pulled out my 2003 Phillies binder to search for the card, so I thought I'd feature it anyway.
According to the official 2014 Topps Heritage checklist, Byrd is #48 in the set and it will be his first Phillies card since 2005.