Spring Training Game 30 - Wednesday Afternoon, April 1st in Clearwater
Record - 12-16-2
One Sentence Summary: Chase Utley hit two more home runs in a 9-2 win against the Braves.
What It Means: Utley is locked in and ready for the start of the regular season.
What Happened: Four of Utley's last five plate appearances have resulted in home runs. That's pretty good. Freddy Galvis and Rene Garcia also hit back-to-back home runs for the Phillies in the fourth. Cole Hamels pitched six strong innings, allowing just one earned run.
Featured Cards: Stadium Club returned in 2014 after a six year absence, but the set arrived in October after the close of the Phillies season. This is Utley's card from that set and I continue to relish every opportunity I get to post one of Utley's cards in these game summary posts. I'm going to enjoy it while I still can.
|2014 Choice Lehigh Valley|
Without sounding too bitter, Aumont and Gonzalez are two of the franchise's biggest pitching flops of the past few years . . . and that's saying something.