Wednesday, April 1, 2015

2015 Chachi Almost #2 Kevin Slowey

Blue Jays 10, Phillies 6
Spring Training Game 29 - Tuesday Afternoon, March 31st in Dunedin
Record - 11-16-2

One Sentence Summary:  The offense couldn't overcome a shaky start from Sean O'Sullivan as the Phillies lost to the Blue Jays, 10-6.

What It Means:  The Phillies have not won a spring training game since last Wednesday.

What Happened:  O'Sullivan found himself as the surprise starting pitcher in this game two weeks after he had been reassigned to minor league camp.  The audition for the fifth starter position didn't go well as O'Sullivan allowed four runs on five hits, including two very long home runs.  Ken Giles left this game in the eighth with tightness in his lower back.

Grady Sizemore had three hits in this game, improving his chances of being the team's opening day right fielder.

Featured Card and Camp Head Count:  36 - 2 = 34.  Potential fifth starting pitcher candidate Kevin Slowey was released prior to the game but at least he's receiving a Chachi Almost card as a consolation prize.  Slowey appeared in seven games for the Phillies this spring (two as a starting pitching) compiling a 2-1 record and a 6.94 ERA over 11 2/3 innings.

It was also officially announced that Domonic Brown would open the season on the disabled list due to his lingering Achilles issues.

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