Rays 5, Phillies 3
Spring Training Game 16 - Tuesday Afternoon, March 17th in Clearwater
Record - 8-7-1
One Sentence Summary: While wearing their green uniforms for St. Patrick's Day, the Phillies fell to the Rays, 5-3.
What It Means: David Buchanan is suddenly a very important pitcher on the Phillies staff. With Jerome Williams a late scratch due to a tight hamstring, Buchanan got the fill-in start and did nothing to hurt his chances of eventually winning a rotation spot.
What Happened: Buchanan pitched four innings, allowing a run on two hits. The Phillies managed five hits, two of which came from Odubel Herrera.
Featured Card: Thanks to his performance from last season, Buchanan earned a card in series one of this year's Topps flagship set.
Memory Lane: I didn't do anything last year on the blog to commemorate St. Patrick's Day, but here's a look back at a few Irish themed posts from the past.