Its a little after 5:30 p.m. here in Bradenton, and I'm guessing we're going to get kicked out of the press box here any time soon (note to aspiring baseball writers - don't mess with the snowbirds who serve as ushers at these spring training venues. They may look kind and grandfatherly, but they'll mess your world up in a second if you cross them).
But before that happens, here's a quick update of what happened today:
1) Shane Victorino hit a triple to right field that he probably could have stretched into an inside-the-park home run if he hadn't been held up at third. The Flyin' Hawaiian looked like he wanted to go home, but a meaningless spring training game is not the place to separate ones shoulder in pursuit of a roundtripper. Vic finished 2-for-3 on the day. . .
2) The star of the day was an anonymous non-roster invitee with an anonymous name. Casey Smith, who spent six years in the Angels organization before signing with the Phillies this offseason as a six-year free agent, went 3-for-4 with two doubles, two RBIs and two runs scored. He also saved us all from the misery of extra innings when he hit a solo home run in the top of the ninth inning to give the Phillies a 5-4 win.