Friday, March 15, 2013

2007 Topps 52 Signatures #52S-MJZ Mike Zagurski

Phillies 2, Pirates 1
Spring Training Game 19 - Thursday Afternoon, March 14th in Clearwater
Record - 8-10-1

One Sentence Summary:  Aaron Cook and Rodrigo Lopez were the unlikely pitching stars in this 2-1 win over the Pirates.

What It Means:  Cook and Lopez are both vying for the same long-man/sixth starter roster spot and their performances today will make a final decision even more difficult.

What Went Right:  Cook started and pitched three scoreless innings and Lopez followed with two scoreless innings of his own.  Rule 5 pick Ender Inciarte saved a run with a great throw to the plate in the second.

The Phillies scoring came on a Ryan Howard sac fly and a solo home run in the eighth from Team Canada's Pete Orr.

Featured Card:  Orr's home run came off former Phillie Mike Zagurski, who is trying to earn a roster spot with the Pirates.  If I've said it once, I've said it a hundred times - when an opportunity presents itself to post a Zagurski card, you take it.

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