Thursday, March 26, 2020

Phillies, Fans Spend #OpeningDayAtHome

2020 Topps Rhys Hoskins #RH-2
In an attempt to make the best of having no baseball on what should have been opening day, Rhys Hoskins took on the Marlins' Miguel Rojas in a live stream of MLB The Show.  Hoskins' Phillies beat Rojas' Marlins by a score of 2-0 after several false starts and some technical difficulties.  Doug and I watched the first 20 minutes or so of the stream and it was fun to hear Hoskins and Rojas banter back and forth.  Doug considers himself a pro at MLB The Show, so he was a little critical of some of the plays made by Hoskins and Rojas.

Camp Head Count:  58 - 6 = 52.  The Phillies optioned six players to Lehigh Valley on Thursday afternoon.  The season is not close to starting up yet, but the moves were made to allow the Phillies to call up players sooner (without the requisite waiting period) when the season eventually does resume.

Outfielders Kyle Garlick and Nick Williams, along with right-handed pitchers Edgar Garcia and Reggie McClain and left-handed pitchers Austin Davis and Cole Irvin were all optioned.

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The video embedded below is fantastic and kudos to the MLB marketing department for putting this together and realizing Mike Trout had to narrate it.  I hope everyone is staying positive, safe, hopeful and healthy.

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