Monday, July 20, 2020

Summer Camp Game 2 - 2020 Topps Now Road to Opening Day #OD-272 Andrew McCutchen

Orioles 4Phillies 1
Summer Camp Game 2 - Sunday Night, July 19th in Philadelphia
Record - 15-6-1

One Sentence Summary:  The Phillies unceremoniously returned to an empty Citizens Bank Park and lost 4-1 to the Orioles in Summer Camp action.

What It Means:  The Phillies have one more exhibition game scheduled, tonight at Yankee Stadium, before returning to regular practices for the rest of the week.  They'll open up the abbreviated 60-game regular season on Friday night against the Marlins.

What Happened:  Zack Wheeler started for the Phillies, pitching 4 1/3 innings and allowing a pair of runs on four hits while striking out four.  Connor Brogdon, Jose Alvarez and Victor Arano pitched 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief.  The Phillies offense couldn't figure out Orioles starter and former Phillies prospect Thomas Eshelman.  He held the Phillies scoreless through 4 2/3 innings.

The only run scored for the Phillies came in the seventh when Andrew McCutchen singled home Mikie Mahtook.  Mahtook had reached on a double, the only extra base hit for the team.  Unofficially, the game went 10 innings as both teams agreed to prolong the contest to allow a few pitchers to get some extra work.

Featured Card:  With McCutchen at the plate in the first inning, the game was momentarily delayed when the fake crowd noise began producing high pitched feedback throughout the ballpark.  In the pre-game opening prior to the television broadcast, announcer Tom McCarthy used the word "weird" at least five times to describe the current environment.  I couldn't agree with him more.

Camp Head Count:  45

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