Wednesday, April 17, 2013

2006 Topps Fan Appreciation Day #12 Rick White

Reds 1, Phillies 0
Game 14 - Tuesday Night (and Wednesday Afternoon), April 16th (and 17th) in Cincinnati
Record - 6-8, 4th Place, 6 games behind the Braves

One Sentence Summary:  The punchless Phillies lost 1-0 to the Reds in a game that was suspended on Tuesday night and completed in under ten minutes on Wednesday afternoon.

What It Means:  I'm writing this as the Phils are being completely demolished by the Reds in the final game of the series.  Where's the offense?  Through 2 1/2 games against the Reds, the Phillies have managed two runs.  They had two hits in this game and they have two hits through six innings in tonight's game.

What Went Wrong:  This game was initially delayed by rain and then heavy rain started to fall as the Reds were about to bat in the bottom of the ninth with the score tied at one.  The game was suspended and resumed at 5:30 this afternoon.  The Reds quickly loaded the bases against Phillippe Aumont, aided by a crucial error from center fielder Ben Revere, and Jay Bruce singled home the winning run without Aumont ever retiring a batter.

Kyle Kendrick pitched very well in the losing effort.  In seven innings, Kendrick allowed just two hits while striking out four.

Featured Card:  Steve F. had a fantastic idea for a card for part one of this game.  Two players have worn #00 in franchise history - Omar Olivares in 1995 and Rick White in 2006.  Olivares never made it onto a Phillies baseball card, and White's only Phillies baseball card appearance was on the card featured here.

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