Yankees 9, Phillies 4
Spring Training Game 1 - Friday Afternoon, February 24th in Tampa
Record - 0-1
One Sentence Summary: The Yankees used the long-ball to defeat the Phillies in the spring opener, 9-4.
What It Means: Not a great start to the spring for the Phillies, but as one of the oldest baseball clichés goes . . . it's still early.
What Happened: Didi Gregorius hit Alec Asher's first pitch of the spring for a solo home run to start the first. The Phillies didn't have a hit (or a baserunner) until the seventh inning. Cam Perkins and Brock Stassi both hit solo home runs in the ninth. Nick Pivetta was the only Phillies pitcher to have a decent afternoon, throwing two shutout innings and striking out three.
Featured Card: Perkins became an instant Phillies Room Favorite when he signed autographs for our sons at an IronPigs game in September. He only has one readily available Phillies card to date, found within the 2014 Bowman Chrome set. This is first IronPigs card from 2014.
Camp Head Count: 62