Sunday, February 26, 2017

2016 Topps Heritage Minor League #106 Nick Williams

Phillies 10, Blue Jays 3
Spring Training Game 3 - Sunday Afternoon, February 26th in Dunedin
Record - 2-1

One Sentence Summary:  The Phillies took advantage of sloppy play from the Blue Jays to notch an easy 10-3 victory.

What It Means:  Jeremy Hellickson, the likely opening day starter, made his 2017 debut and allowed two runs of four hits in his two innings of work.

What Happened:  The offense managed 13 hits while striking out 15 times.  Cam Perkins continued his hot start with two more hits and Nick Williams had a two-run single in the sixth.  Andres Blanco added a solo home run.  Ben Lively and Alberto Tirado both pitched two shutout innings, striking out two a piece.

Featured Card:  New hitting coach Matt Stairs has spent a lot of time this spring working with Williams, who struggled in the second half of last season at Triple-A.  Still one of the top prospects in the organization, the hope is that he can make it to the Majors this season.  Like Perkins, Williams was added to the Phillies Room Favorites club when he signed autographs for our sons at an IronPigs game last September.

This is his 1967 Topps inspired card from last year's Topps Heritage Minor League set.

Camp Head Count:  62

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