Phillies 8, Brewers 0
Game 121 - Sunday Afternoon, August 19th in Milwaukee
Record - 56-65, 4th Place, 19 games behind the Nationals
One Sentence Summary: Kyle Kendrick continued to impress with seven shutout innings as the offense came to life in Milwaukee.
What It Means: I can't imagine this actually means anything at this point, but the Phils are 10 1/2 games back in the Wild Card race. Jenna and I have already earmarked the funds we would have spent on play-off tickets this year for home improvement projects. Sorry, Phillies. For the first time in many years, I will not be writing you a hefty check this fall.
The Phils are 11-8 since the the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline.
What Went Right: We live in a world that makes no sense whatsoever. Kendrick has looked better than both Roy Halladay and Cliff Lee in his last two starts, which positively baffles me. He allowed three hits while striking out seven on the way to his sixth win of the season.
The offense banged out 14 hits, including three a piece from Kevin Frandsen (hitting .329) and Domonic Brown. Michael Martinez had a two-run home run in the second and Brian Schneider added a two-run double in the eighth.
Featured Card: I just couldn't bring myself to feature another Kendrick card and fortunately Brown gave me a good reason to go with one of his cards. Along with his three hits, Brown knocked in four runs yesterday afternoon. Despite spending the majority of this season in the minors, Brown has appeared in the Topps flagship set along with the Topps Heritage, Opening Day and Gypsy Queen offerings.