Philadelphia Baseball Review - Phillies News, Rumors and Analysis

Phillies and Blue Jays
Cristian Pache's home run to center field and the collective effort of seven Philadelphia pitchers secured a decisive 5-0 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays in Thursday's spring training matchup in Dunedin, Fla. 

Philadelphia took the lead in the fifth inning when Trea Turner's timely single drove in Matt Kroon from second base. Pache extended the Phillies' lead with a solo homer in the sixth inning. He's now hitting .429 this spring. 

In the seventh inning, the Phillies further padded their lead with three additional runs. Jimmy Burnette of the Blue Jays struggled on the mound, walking in a run with the bases loaded. Luis Quinones, his replacement, inadvertently hit William Simoneit with a pitch, allowing another run to score. The third run came home on a force out. 

Max Castillo and Kolby Allard provided solid pitching in the first four innings for Philadelphia, with relievers Connor Brogdon, Yunior Marte, Nick Snyder, David Parkinson, and Taylor Lehman closing out the game. Allard was credited with the win. 

In other news, the Phillies revealed the retirement of Dollar Dog Night after 27 years. This cherished tradition, which offered hot dogs for just a dollar, will be replaced with a new promotion: on selected game nights in April, fans will have the opportunity to purchase two hot dogs for the price of one. This decision was prompted by concerns over crowd behavior and extended concession lines experienced during Dollar Dog Nights last season. 

The inaugural "Hatfield Phillies Franks BOGO Night" is scheduled for Tuesday, April 2, against Cincinnati, followed by a second night on Tuesday, April 16, against Colorado. 

With hot dogs priced at $5 each at Citizens Bank Park, fans will be able to buy two hot dogs per transaction and receive an additional two hot dogs at no extra cost. 

Dollar Dog Nights were first introduced in 1997 during a period of subpar performance for the team at Veterans Stadium, quickly becoming a beloved tradition among Phillies fans.

Post a Comment

Previous Post Next Post
Philadelphia Baseball Review - Phillies News, Rumors and Analysis