Saturday, March 2, 2024

Spring Training Games 7 & 8 - Phils March Closer to Opening Day

2022 Topps 206
Tigers 4
, Phillies 2
Spring Training Game 7 - Friday Afternoon, March 1st in Lakeland

Phillies 6Marlins 6
Spring Training Game 8 - Friday Afternoon, March 1st in Clearwater
Record - 3-2-3

One Sentence Summary:  The Phillies split their squad, with Ranger Suarez looking great against the Tigers and Aaron Nola looking not so great against the Marlins.

What It Means:  Work continues to conspire against me, keeping me away from any spring training game enjoyment.  I hope to break away and watch some of the games this weekend.

What Happened:  In Lakeland, Suarez pitched three shutout innings, allowing a hit and striking out two.  Minor league call-up Ryan Burr allowed a pair of sixth inning home runs and the Tigers would eventually win, 4-2.

In Clearwater, Nola lasted three innings, giving up four runs on seven hits.  He didn't record any strikeouts or walks.  Spencer Turnbull followed Nola and restored some order, pitching two perfect innings and striking out four.  Griff McGarry struck out the side in the sixth.  Scott Kingery, playing center field in this game, hit a two-run home run in the sixth.  The newly added Cam Gallagher added a two-run home run in the eighth, and David Dahl hit a solo home run in the ninth to tie the game.

Featured Card:  Suarez's strong start was promising.  Here's his card from the 2022 online-only release from Topps, paying tribute to the original T206 tobacco set.

Camp Head Count:  62

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