Thursday, March 18, 2021

Spring Training Game 17 - Phils Go Green; Wheeler Wins

Phillies 2
, Tigers 0
Spring Training Game 17 - Tuesday Afternoon, March 17th in Clearwater
Record - 8-8-1

One Sentence Summary:  Zack Wheeler and four Phillies relievers combined to shut out the Tigers in this 2-0 St. Patrick's Day win.

What It Means:  Having missed last year's St. Patrick's Day game due to the spreading pandemic, it was nice to see the Phillies once again don their green uniforms in celebration of the day.  See below for additional green posts throughout the history of this blog.

What Happened:  Wheeler threw five effortless shutout innings, striking out four.  The three pitchers currently in contention to be the team's closer then followed with three scoreless innings of their own - Hector Neris, Jose Alvarado and Archie Bradley.  David Hale completed the game, earning the save.

The Phillies scored both their runs in the fourth.  Odubel Herrera hit his third spring home run, and later Ronald Torreyes doubled home Darick Hall.

Featured Card:  I made a rare green parallel card for Wheeler to celebrate his outing and the holiday.

Camp Head Count:  63

Memory Lane
2010 - Mike Schmidt and the entire 1986 team go green.
2011 - Chase Utley models the green jerseys worn during Spring Training 2006.
2012 - A smiling card of Tugger and Roy Halladay models a green jersey.
2013 - Irish Mike Ryan's 1972 Topps card and Freddy Galvis in green.
2015 - David Buchanan pitches towards a spot in the starting pitching rotation.
2016 - Vince Velasquez pitched well and Ryan Howard hit his first spring home run.
2017 - Kendrick and Altherr homered while Venditte made his switch-pitching debut.
2018 - Santana hits his first spring home run in a win against the Braves.
2019 - Harper still hitless, Eickhoff sharp in his start.
2021 - Wheeler looks ready for the start of the season, Herrera homers again.

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