Thursday, March 24, 2016

2016 Topps Heritage #225 Ken Giles

Astros 2Phillies 1
Spring Training Game 23 - Wednesday Night, March 23rd in Kissimmee
Record - 14-7-2

One Sentence Summary:  For seemingly the first time this spring, the bats went quiet and the Astros defeated the Phillies, 2-1.

What It Means:  The loss marked the first time the Phillies have lost back to back games.  That's pretty impressive.

What Happened:  The offense managed just two hits against the Astros.  Charlie Morton pitched well, striking out five and allowing four hits in his 5 1/3 innings of work.  Both runs allowed by Morton were unearned due to a costly Darin Ruf error.

Featured Card:  Ken Giles pitched a perfect ninth for the Astros for his first save of the spring. Giles recently appeared on his first Astros card within the Topps Heritage set.

Camp Head Count:  48 - 1 = 47 - Catcher Gabriel Lino was reassigned to minor league camp before this game.  Lino went 0 for 10 in seven spring games, and an extra catcher was no longer needed in camp due to Carlos Ruiz's return from playing for Panama in  the World Baseball Classic qualifier tournament.


John Bateman said...

That has to be a photoshop - no way they got him in a spring training uniform

Jim said...

Definitely photoshopped.