Friday, March 26, 2010

Live from Spring Training: Day 4 & Return to Reality

2009 O-Pee-Chee #201 Brett Myers

Christopher ends The Phillies Room's first ever field correspondence with this report. The only bad thing about a vacation is that it eventually has to end. I hope Christopher gets to travel back down to Clearwater for years to come, and I hope to be able to join him one of these years.

Another home game, another ninth inning walk-off win for the Phillies. For the third consecutive home game (sandwiched around a no-show performance in Orlando), the Phils won in their last at-bat. After playing well against former starter and reliever Brett Myers, Antonio Bastardo coughed up the lead to the Astros, but a late rally sent us away happy with an 8-7 win.

If these past few games are a preview of things to come this year, we should see some high 'high's and low 'low's. Winning in the bottom of the ninth is great, but getting shut out by a division opponent is not so hot. All in all, the prospects for the regular season look good, so bring on April 5.

All good things must come to an end. The trip home was a little turbulent, but not too bad. The weather at home, however, leaves something to be desired. It was 78 and partly sunny in Clearwater yesterday, but there are strong winds and temperatures in the 40s at home. I'll just stay inside and think warm thoughts because, after all, it is spring. Let's go Phils...

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