Spring Training Game 8 - Saturday Afternoon, March 2nd in Dunedin
Record - 3-4-1
One Sentence Summary: The Blue Jays outhit the Phillies as both Cliff Lee and Tyler Cloyd got roughed up in the 11-6 loss.
What It Means: It was a windy day in Dunedin and both Lee and Jays starter R.A. Dickey were victimized with three runs in their three innings of work.
What Went Wrong: After Lee departed, Cloyd took the brunt of the damage, allowing six runs in his two innings of work.
Ryan Howard, Carlos Ruiz and Erik Kratz homered in the losing effort.
Featured Card: The Phils made the unusual move of adding another non-roster invitee to camp today, bringing catcher Cameron Rupp into the fold. With Sebastian Valle participating in the World Baseball Classic, the team figured they could use another catcher. Rupp played in 104 games for High-A Clearwater last season.
I've removed Juan Cruz and Andres Blanco from the list below, since those two players have already cut ties with the Phillies.
Player (position) - 2012 Organization - Last Major Cardboard Appearance
1. Steven Lerud (c) - Phillies - 2004 Bowman #160 (Pirates)
4. Cesar Jimenez (lhp) - Mariners - 2009 Upper Deck #857 (Mariners)
5. Zach Miner (rhp) - Tigers - 2009 O-Pee-Chee #314 (Tigers)
8. Josh Fields (3b) - Dodgers - 2010 Topps #387 (Royals)
9. Jermaine Mitchell (of) - Athletics - 2012 Bowman Platinum Prospects Autographs #JM (Athletics)
16. Joe Mather (of) - Cubs - 2012 Topps Update #US25 (Cubs)
18. Kyle Simon (rhp) - Orioles/Phillies - 2012 Bowman Chrome Prospects #BCP56 (Orioles)
19. Yuniesky Betancourt (inf) - Royals - 2012 Topps Update #US47 (Royals)
20. J.C. Ramirez (rhp) - Phillies - 2011 Bowman Chrome Prospects #BCP144 (Phillies)
21. Cameron Rupp (c) - Phillies - 2011 Topps Pro Debut #20 (Phillies)
Camp Head Count: 58 plus 1 = 59, with 7 heading to the WBC so technically, 52.