Wednesday, June 15, 2011

2011 Topps #199 Jimmy Rollins

Phillies 8, Marlins 1 (Game 1)
Game 68 - Wednesday Afternoon, June 15th in Philadelphia

One Sentence Summary:  Riding a six-run third inning and a fine performance from Kyle Kendrick, the Phillies blasted the Marlins for the second game in a row, 8-1.

What It Means:  Hooray for the offense!  The Phillies are now 42-26.

What Went Right:  Jimmy Rollins and Wilson Valdez enjoyed big days at the plate.  Rollins finished with four RBIs, including his three-run home run in the third.  Rollins' big hit followed Valdez' bases-clearing triple a few batters earlier.

Kendrick (4-4), who may be heading back to the bullpen following this start, pitched seven strong innings, allowing just a run on five hits while striking out five.

Featured Card:  I still need to find some time to update my Topps Series 2 wantlists . . . This is Rollins' base card featured in Series 1 from way back in February.  Rollins is wearing the alternate day uniform the team wore this afternoon, before changing into their normal home white pinstriped uniforms for tonight's game.

2 comments:

14kphillies said...

Update the wantlists? Hell, I'm still trying to find out all the Phillies cards and inserts from Series 2. However, I did already nail my biggest want from the series: the Cliff Lee autograph. I'm still hoping that Topps will issue a Halladay autograph in sufficient enough quantities that I won't have to sell my firstborn to acquire it.

Jim said...

Wow - I didn't realize there was a Cliff Lee autograph in Series 2. That's definitely going on the want list.