Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Spring Training Game 3 - Phils Fall Late to Sox

2023 Topps #381
Red Sox 7
, Phillies 6
Spring Training Game 3 - Monday Afternoon, February 26th in Fort Myers
Record - 2-1

One Sentence Summary:  The Phillies collected three home runs, but a group of young arms allowed four unanswered, late runs to the Red Sox in this 7-6 loss.

What It Means:  It's still odd in the year 2024 there are Phillies spring training games that are neither televised or broadcast over the radio.  This was one of those games, and I attempted to follow along with MLB Gameday, but would have preferred having the game on in the background on TV.

What Happened:  Whit Merrifield, Darick Hall and Aramis Garcia all homered for the Phillies.  Dave Buchanan, making his return to the club, got the start and allowed a pair of runs on four hits and a walk over two innings.  All four eighth and ninth inning runs scored by the Red Sox were charged to Noah Skirrow.  Skirrow started the ninth with a walk and hit by pitch, and departed in favor of Andrew Schultz.  Schultz allowed back-to-back singles as the Red Sox tied the game, 6-6.  He then uncorked a wild pitch to allow the winning run to score.

Featured Card:  Merrifield gets the card here for his first home run in a Phillies uniform, and I hope I'm featuring more of his cards throughout the year.  He's appeared in every Topps flagship set since 2018, and this is his latest flagship appearance from last year's set.

Camp Head Count:  62

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