Tuesday, August 6, 2013

2013 Bowman Chrome Mini Refractors #CC-PP3 Ethan Martin

Braves 6, Phillies 4 
Game 109 - Friday Night, August 2nd in Philadelphia 
Record - 50-59, Tied for 3rd Place, 14 1/2 games behind the Braves 

Another Massive, Post-Vacation, Why Do I Even Bother Catch-Up, Part 6 of 8

One Sentence Summary:  Ethan Martin made his big league debut and was treated rudely by the Braves in a 6-4 loss.

What It Means:  Martin was starting in place of an injured Jonathan Pettibone.  A season that once held so much promise now seems like it will become a stage for extended auditions for various Phillies prospects. 

What Went Wrong:  Martin pitched 4 1/3 innings, allowing six runs on eight hits while striking out six.  Darin Ruf (3), Delmon Young (8) and Chase Utley (15) all hit home runs in the losing effort.

Featured Card:  Martin came to the Phillies organization last summer in the Shane Victorino trade with the Dodgers.  He's appeared within a number of Razor and Tristar products as a member of the Dodgers organization, as well as within the 2011 Bowman Chrome Prospects set.  His first mainstream cards as a member of the Phillies organization came within this year’s Topps Pro Debut and Bowman Chrome sets.

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