Astros 13, Phillies 5
Spring Training Game 23 - Saturday Afternoon, March 16th in Clearwater
Record - 11-9-3
One Sentence Summary: Victor Arano and James Pazos were on the wrong end of a 9-run 5th inning from the Astros, and Houston cruised to a 13-5 victory.
What It Means: Odubel Herrera made his spring debut, going 1 for 2 with a double as the team's DH.
What Happened: Aaron Nola allowed 2 runs on 4 hits in 2 2/3 innings before giving way to the bullpen. Arano didn't retire a batter, allowing 6 runs on 5 hits and a walk. J.T. Realmuto hit his 3rd home run of the spring.
Featured Card: Arano has had a rough spring, and his ERA is up to 51.00 after 5 appearances and 3 innings pitched. This is his first solo Topps Heritage card, having appeared on a Rookie Stars card in the 2018 set with J.P. Crawford and Yacksel Rios.
Camp Head Count: 48. For comparison purposes, on March 16th last season, the Phillies had 48 players on their active roster and were 8-13-1.