Monday, February 29, 2016

2016 Topps #68 Odubel Herrera (Play Ball!)

Phillies 8, Spartans 3
Exhibition Game - Sunday Afternoon, February 28th in Clearwater

One Sentence Summary:  The new-look, 2016 Phillies took the field in an exhibition game win against the University of Tampa.

What It Means:  Almost a year ago to the day the Phillies lost to the Spartans,  In the grand scheme of things, this win doesn't mean much and the statistics won't count towards the official spring training numbers, but it's nice to get the win.  And baseball is back!

What Happened:  Odubel Herrera and Angelys Nina both had multi-hit games.  Jeremy Hellickson and Aaron Nola pitched perfect innings and only Edward Mujica was roughed up by the Spartans. Mujica allowed all three Spartans runs in his inning of work.

Featured Card:  I'm anxious to see if Herrera can repeat in 2016 with the success he had last year. His surprising 2015 season earned him the Future Star designation on his second Topps flagship card.

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