Friday, March 1, 2024

Spring Training Game 6 - Castillo, Allard Lead the Way to Shutout Over Jays

2023 Topps #251
Phillies 5
, Blue Jays 0
Spring Training Game 6 - Thursday Afternoon, February 29th in Dunedin
Record - 3-1-2

One Sentence Summary:  Max Castillo, Kolby Allard and five other Phillies pitchers combined to shutout the Blue Jays, holding their offense to four hits.

What It Means:  Not a lot of the regulars were in the Blue Jays' line-up, but a spring training shutout is still fairly impressive.

What Happened:  Castillo got the start, pitching the first two innings, with Allard pitching the third and fourth innings.  The Phillies didn't have a lot of big hits, despite the five runs scored.  Trea Turner connected for an RBI single in the fifth and Cristian Pache hit a solo home run, his second of the spring, in the sixth.  The other Phillies runs scored on a bases loaded walk, a bases loaded hit by pitch and a force out.

Featured Card:  Over the years, I've tried not to repost cards previously posted, but Castillo has one mainstream baseball card to his name, and this 2023 Topps card is it.  Castillo has mostly relieved in his limited major league experience, but he's been primarily a starter over his seven-year minor league career.  He's yet another depth addition who will likely start the season with the IronPigs, but could see some big league action at some point.

Camp Head Count:  62

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