Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Grapefruit Game 3 - 2018 Topps Heritage #68 Mikie Mahtook

Phillies 8Orioles 7
Spring Training Game 3 - Monday Afternoon, February 24th in Clearwater
Record - 2-0-1

One Sentence Summary:  The Phillies held on to beat the Orioles on a walk-off error from a ground ball hit by Luke Williams that scored Ali Castillo.

What It Means:  It's still way early, but 13 hits from the Phillies offense is a good sign as are the two scoreless innings from Vince Velasquez.

What Happened:  In his spring debut, Velasquez allowed a hit and a walk while striking out one in his efficient outing.  Pitching prospects Ramon Rosso and Zach Warren were impressive in their scoreless innings of work.  Warren struck out the side in a perfect ninth.

Mikie Mahtook, Luke Williams, Logan Forsythe and Nick Maton all homered for the Phillies. 

Featured Card:  Mahtook's three-run home run in the fourth marked the first long ball of the spring for the Phils.  Probably a long-shot to make the club, he'll most likely serve as outfield depth this season with the Triple-A IronPigs. 

Camp Head Count:  70

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