Braves 3, Phillies 2
Game 39 - Sunday Afternoon, May 15th in Atlanta
One Sentence Summary: Wearing retro-style baby blue road uniforms, the Phillies fell to Dan Uggla and the Braves in the annual Civil Rights Game, 3-2.
What It Means: The Braves won their second consecutive series against the Phillies, dropping the Phils to 25-14. The Phils maintained a two game lead over the Marlins and the Braves have now crept to within 3 1/2 games of the top spot.
What Went Wrong: Roy Halladay lost his second consecutive complete game. John Mayberry, Jr.'s two-run home run in the sixth gave him a 2-1 lead to work with, but the Braves scored in the sixth and eighth innings to tie the game and then eventually take the lead. Phillie-Killer Dan Uggla scored all three Braves runs, and it was his solo home run in the eighth that sealed the win for the Braves.
Tim Hudson and two Braves relievers held the Phillies to just four hits all afternoon. They are 4-5 in the last nine games (all against the Braves and Marlins) and the offense is hitting at an .212 average during that span.
Featured Card: Now normally there wouldn't be such a dynamic photo appearing in the 1975 Topps set, but I couldn't resist pairing up a photo of Halladay in his vintage uni with the awesomeness of the 1975 Topps set. I just wish I was posting this card in honor of another Halladay win. (And I wish the vintage P on the Phillies cap didn't appear as if was just a little bit too big. And while I'm at it, I wish the Phillies had worn retro maroon helmets instead of clashing with their current red helmets. But most of all, I wish Halladay had won the ballgame.)
The Chachi Lineage cards are from yet another insert set to be found within packs of 2011 Chachi, and the inserts are so scarce it's impossible to compile a complete checklist at this point. The Lineage inserts are seeded randomly into rack packs available only at Wawa's in the Northeast on Tuesdays.