Spring Training Game 7 - Saturday Afternoon, March 6th in Dunedin
Record - 3-3-1
One Sentence Summary: Tanner Roark and five Blue Jays' relievers limited the Phillies to three hits in this 7-1 loss.
What It Means: In a game oddly not televised or broadcast over the radio, Phillies fans had to follow along on social media, wait for Gameday to refresh or simply ignore this game. The Blue Jays have made the decision to go without a radio broadcast team in 2021, and will simulcast its television broadcast over the radio for all regular season games. As a huge fan of listening to baseball on the radio, this seems like a horrible idea to me.
What Happened: The lone Phillies run scored in the fourth when Odubel Herrera singled, was doubled to third by Alec Bohm and then came home on a wild pitch from Blue Jays pitcher Rafael Dolis. The Phillies pitching was decent in this game through the first five innings, with starter Adonis Media and reliever Enyel De Los Santos looking the strongest. Mini-camp invitee David Paulino was hit hard, giving up 4 runs on 5 hits and a walk in his inning of work against his former team.
Featured Card: De Los Santos shouldn't be forgotten when it comes to potential Phillies relievers and/or spot starters in 2021. He struck out the side in his one inning of work, and looked impressive doing it. De Los Santos was briefly recalled by the team in 2020 but never saw any game action. The bulk of his Phillies baseball card output came in 2019, including this Topps Archives card, and his lone card from 2020 can be found in the Topps Total set.
Camp Head Count: 73