Monday, March 25, 2019

Grapefruit Game 30 - 2018 Topps Gallery #52 Aaron Altherr

Phillies 11, Orioles 4
Spring Training Game 30 - Sunday Afternoon, March 24th in Clearwater
Record - 13-14-3

One Sentence Summary:  In their second to last game of the spring, the offense unloaded for 18 hits in this 11-4 win over the Orioles.

What It Means:  The Phillies will play one last time in Clearwater this afternoon before making the trip north to start the season on Thursday.

What Happened:  Aaron Altherr and Odubel Herrera each had three hits, including home runs for each.  Cole Irvin got the start, allowing a run over his four innings of work.

Featured Card:  Altherr's performance raised his average to .267 and solidified his spot on the bench to open the season.  The outfielder is out of options so a tough decision could be looming once Roman Quinn (who is also out of options) is eligible to come off the Injured List.

Camp Head Count:  30.  I think the opening day roster is all but set at this point, with Quinn and Tommy Hunter destined for the Injured List and the 3 remaining non-roster invitees (Sean Rodriguez, Rob Brantly and Josh Martin) possibly sticking around to play for the IronPigs.

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