Saturday, June 16, 2012

2012 Topps 1987 Topps Minis #TM-10 Roy Halladay

Blue Jays 3, Phillies 0
Game 66 - Friday Night, June 15th in Toronto
Record - 31-35, 5th Place, 9 games behind the Nationals

One Sentence Summary:  A costly error from Mike Fontenot led to two unearned Blue Jays runs and the offense sputtered along with only five hits as the Phillies dropped the series opener, 3-0.

What It Means:  The Phils were shut out for the third time this year.  This is really all happening, isn't it?

What Went Wrong:  Once again, the Phillies had plenty of chances to score, but they managed to go 0 for 6 with runners in scoring position.  Ten runners in total were stranded.  Six Blue Jays relievers combined on the shut-out after Jays starting pitcher Drew Hutchison left in the first with an injury.

Vance Worley was the hard luck loser.  He gave up only five hits, but Fontenot's costly error in the fourth did most of the damage.

And speaking of damage . . . Catcher Carlos Ruiz had to leave the game in the sixth with a left oblique strain.  If you're Erik Kratz and you're reading this, you should probably start driving to Toronto now.

Featured Card:  The only good news from yesterday for the Phillies, and I mean the only good news, was that Roy Halladay threw a baseball.  He played catch with pitching coach Rich Dubee prior to the game, throwing 30 times from 60 feet.

This is Doc's 1987 Topps-style mini card included as an insert within packs of Topps Series One.  I figured we could all use a little wood-grained nostalgia to cheer us up.

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