Game 15 - Wednesday Night, April 17th in Cincinnati
Record - 6-9, 4th Place, 6 1/2 games behind the Braves
One Sentence Summary: After dropping the first two games of the series, the Phillies flamed out in spectacular fashion as the Reds won this game, 11-2, and swept the struggling team right on out of town.
What It Means: It's too early in the season for me to be this grumpy about the Phillies. Right?
What Went Wrong: Starter John Lannan couldn't escape the second inning. In 1 2/3 innings of work, he allowed six runs on eight hits. Long-man Raul Valdes didn't fare much better, allowing five more runs in his 3 1/3 innings.
The Phillies had just two hits through the first six innings of this game.
Featured Card: It's so hard sometimes to find the appropriate card for games like these. So here's another card I recently added from the 1974 Johnny Pro Phillies set. It has absolutely no connection to this game whatsoever. It's just cool.
It seems as I get older, I find myself gravitating more and more towards oddball cards from yesteryear. I now need just three more cards - Mike Schmidt, Del Unser and Jim Lonborg - for a complete 12-card 1974 Johnny Pro Phillies set. I have a feeling the Unser and Lonborg cards will come a little easier than the Schmidt card.