For the first time in 153 days, the Philadelphia Phillies take the field to play a game of baseball. This game will be comprised of unheard players to most of the mainstream fan-base; equivalent to when Virgil was in the nWo. The Phils face the University of Tampa this afternoon in exhibition play to kick off their Grapefruit League season. The Spartans are 13-1 in non-conference play thus far in 2015.
Baseball will be a refreshing reprieve from the impending snow and ice storm for much of the Delaware Valley today. Baseball is back!
University of Tampa Spartans at Philadelphia Phillies (0-0)
PHI: Paul Clemens
TB: David Heintz (3-0, 0.70 ERA)
A note for today: There may be a familiar face in the crowd today when Andrew Amaro steps in to the batters box leading off for the Spartans today. The William Penn Charter grad and 47th round pick of the Phillies in 2011 (did not sign) is the nephew of current Phillies General Manager Ruben Amaro Jr.
Lineup: CF Herrera / 2B Hernandez / 3B Phelps / LF Ruf / 1B McGuiness / DH Canzler / RF Altherr / C Joseph / SS d’Arnaud