Sunday, March 13, 2016

2015 Topps Stickers #202 Phillie Phanatic

Phillies 8Blue Jays 5
Spring Training Game 14 - Saturday Afternoon, March 12th in Clearwater
Record - 9-3-2

One Sentence Summary:  David Lough, J.P. Arencibia and Nick Williams homered in the latest Phillies win over the Blue Jays.

What It Means:  The Phillies haven't lost a spring training game since last Sunday and they're 7-0-1 in their last eight games.  That's pretty good.

What Happened:  Starting pitcher Vince Velasquez pitched four innings, allowing two runs on four hits.  Odubel Herrera had two more hits to raise his spring average to .391.  Arencibia also doubled in the eighth but had to leave the game with an apparent leg injury.

Featured Card:  Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista and the Phillie Phanatic staged an impromptu pre-game fitness contest that can be witnessed here.

Camp Head Count:  63 - 2 = 61 - Before the game, non-roster invitee pitchers Greg Burke and Gregory Infante were reassigned to minor league camp.  In 3 2/3 innings over three games, Burke allowed five hits and two walks and had compiled an ERA of 9.82.  Infante's ERA of 7.20 was slightly better than Burke's.  Infante appeared in four games, pitching five innings allowing eight hits and three walks.

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