Sunday, February 26, 2017

2016 Choice Lehigh Valley IronPigs #25 Brock Stassi

Phillies 6, Yankees 5
Spring Training Game 2 - Saturday Afternoon, February 25th in Clearwater
Record - 1-1

One Sentence Summary:  Brock Stassi delivered the game-winning hit in the ninth and Maikel Franco hit two home runs in a 6-5 win over the Yankees.

What It Means:  The Phils captured their first win of many of the 2017 season.  Let's start the regular season now!

What Happened:  Stassi's hit broke a 5-5 tie and scored Roman Quinn with the winning run.  Franco hit one legitimate home run and what was ruled an inside-the-park home run after the ball was lodged under the outfield wall but the umpires did not stop play.  Rhys Hoskins also hit his first home run of the spring.

Adam Morgan threw two scoreless innings to start the game, and there's talk of Morgan joining the bullpen this season as a long man.

Featured Card:  Stassi has somehow avoided inclusion in any Bowman-related sets, and to date his only baseball cards can be found within Phillies minor league team sets.  Stassi even avoided being featured on his 2016 IronPigs card from last year's team set, as the card pictures Tommy Joseph in action at first base and not Stassi.

Camp Head Count:  62


Anonymous said...

Brock Stassi has a great name, and its a bit surprising that he hasn't been on any cardboard, not even some of those Panini sets. I guess that's what happens to guys drafted in the 33rd round.

His brother Max is in the Astros organization.

Jim said...

Player selection for the Bowman sets always baffles me. Knowing what I know about the Phillies minor league system, it's always been odd to see who gets cards and who doesn't. Some of it may be due to Topps not signing certain guys?

Didn't know that about his brother. Max Stassi is actually just as cool of a name as Brock Stassi!