Orioles 15, Phillies 4
Spring Training Game 10 - Friday Afternoon, March 7th in Sarasota
Record - 1-8-1
One Sentence Summary: The Phillies turned in perhaps their worst game of the spring, getting completely demolished by the Orioles, 15-4.
What Happened: It's not going well for the Phils at this point. Every Phillies pitcher to toe the rubber allowed at least one run in this game. A.J. Burnett (3 IP, 6 ER) and Miguel Gonzalez (1 IP, 4 ER, 4 H, 2 BB) were the worst offenders. All reports indicate that Gonzalez looks no where near Major League ready.
On the field, the Phillies made numerous mental mistakes and they're now batting just .189 as a team - lowest among all teams.
Featued Card: Cameron Rupp and Darin Ruf both homered in the game. Ruf isn't featued in the new 2014 Donruss set, but Rupp has cards in the base set and in The Rookies insert set. I've featured his base card here, which combines elements of the 1978 Topps set with the 1987 Donruss set to come up with something that looks vintage-y, yet modern at the same time. It's a shame that Donruss doesn't have a Major League baseball license, as these cards would look even better if team logos were included.
Still, it's great to have Donruss back in the fold and I'll happily add this Phillies team set to my collection. Now if someone would just resurrect the Fleer brand . . .