Sunday, March 5, 2017

2013 Bowman Platinum Autograph Prospects #BPAP-JBI Jesse Biddle

Phillies 7, Braves 4
Spring Training Game 9 - Saturday Afternoon, March 4th in Clearwater
Record - 4-3-2

One Sentence Summary:  Chris Coghlan and Andrew Knapp contributed key doubles in the seventh inning, allowing the Phillies to mount a 7-4 come-from-behind win.

What It Means:  Maikel Franco also continued his hot spring with an RBI single in the first and he now owns a .385 average (5 for 13).

What Happened:  Jared Eickhoff allowed three runs (two earned) in his three innings of work. Drew Anderson impressed with three strong innings in which he struck out three.  J.P. Crawford is scuffling so far this spring, going 0 for 4 and dropping his average to .143.

Featured Card:  Former Phillies top prospect Jesse Biddle, now with the Braves, saw his first game action since August 27, 2015.  Biddle is attempting to come back from Tommy John surgery.  The Phillies' first round draft pick in 2010 walked Tommy Joseph to start the fourth inning, but then retired the next three batters he faced.

I'd love to see Biddle have a successful career, given how much he's had to battle to get to this point. I just hope his success doesn't come at the expense of the Phillies.  This is one of three on-card autographs I have of his in my collection from 2013 Bowman products.

Camp Head Count:  62

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