Sunday, March 3, 2024

Spring Training Game 9 - Casty's Homer Leads the Way

2023 Topps Allen & Ginter #189
Phillies 3
, Twins 2
Spring Training Game 9 - Saturday Afternoon, March 2nd in Clearwater
Record - 4-2-3

One Sentence Summary:  There wasn't a lot of offense in this game as the Phillies managed to squeak by the Twins, winning 3-2.

What It Means:  Just a perfect game to watch on a gray, rainy Saturday in New Jersey.

What Happened:  Nick Castellanos hit his first home run of the spring, and then had to call the batboy out, his son Liam, to remind him to remove his bat before he could touch home plate.  Minor league call-up Felix Reyes had the winning hit with a two-run double in the seventh, scoring William Simoneit and Trevor Schwecke.  These games certainly don't matter, but it's worth noting Kyle Schwarber, J.T. Realmuto, Bryce Harper and Bryson Stott were a combined 0 for 9 with six strikeouts.

David Buchanan got the start and allowed a run on two hits over a pair of innings worked.

Featured Card:  Topps Allen & Ginter was released in mid-October last year, so too late for any of the Phillies cards from the set to be featured in game summary posts.  Here's Casty's card from the popular Topps set, which has now been around since 2006.

Camp Head Count:  62

1 comment:

John Bateman said...

Big fan of Ginter (and the long lost GQ)