Phillies 6, Spartans 0
Exhibition Game - Thursday Afternoon, February 22nd in Clearwater
Record - 0-0
One Sentence Summary: In an exhibition game before the exhibition season officially begins, the Phillies shut out the University of Tampa Spartans, 6-0.
What It Means: And we're back! The game doesn't count in the official Grapefruit League standings and none of the stats will be tracked, but the Phillies played baseball yesterday.
What Happened: The Phillies used eight pitchers, led by starter Jerad Eickhoff, to limit the Spartans to seven hits. Tommy Joseph started the scoring with an RBI double in the first, and Andrew Pullin added a two-run single in the seventh.
Featured Card: Manager Gabe Kapler raved about pitcher Seranthony Dominguez following the game, calling his stuff "electric." Dominguez struck out the side (swinging) in the sixth inning with his fastball reaching 96 mph.
Camp Head Count: 63. As Grapefruit League games officially begin, the Phillies will have 63 players on their bench.