Saturday, March 25, 2023

Spring Training Game 28 - Phils Fall on Friday Night to Jays

2022 Stadium Club #101
Blue Jays 6
, Phillies 3
Spring Training Game 28 - Friday Night, March 24th in Dunedin
Record - 13-14-1

One Sentence Summary:  The Phillies went with another bullpen game, falling to the Blue Jays in Dunedin, 6-3.

What It Means:  If it seems as if the Phillies have played more than the usual amount of spring training games this year, it's because they have.  There were 20 total spring training games in 2022 due to the shortened exhibition season caused by the owner's lockout.  In 2021 there were 28 total games, with no fans in attendance, and in 2020 the Phillies played 20 games before the world went sideways.  Barring any rainouts, the Phillies will play 32 spring games this year.

What Happened:  The Blue Jays went up 6-0 after six innings, scoring off relievers Gregory Soto, Yunior Marte and Ethan Lindow.  Scott Kingery and Jake Cave knocked in Phillies runs, and Kody Clemens came home on an error after stealing third base in the ninth inning.  Cave suddenly becomes a big part of the Phillies line-up with Rhys Hoskins out for the season.

Featured Card:  I'm still feeling queasy about the Hoskins situation and I hope we've not seen his last game in a Phillies uniform.

Camp Head Count:  46

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