Wednesday, September 18, 2013

2008 Topps Chrome T205 #TCCP18 Chase Utley

Phillies 6, Marlins 4
Game 151 - Tuesday Night, September 17th in Philadelphia
Record - 71-80, 3rd Place, 18 games behind the Braves

One Sentence Summary:  Chase Utley and Jimmy Rollins paced the offense and helped deliver a win for Roy Halladay, who may have been pitching in his final home game at Citizens Bank Park.

What It Means:  I enjoyed watching this game, as the Phillies seemed to be in control from the outset.  Granted, it was against the lowly Marlins and a rookie starting pitcher, but I'll take what I can get.

What Went Right:  Halladay notched just his fourth win of the season after allowing a run over his six innings of work.  Jonathan Papelbon survived yet another shaky ninth to record his 28th save.

Utley had the big hit with a three-run home run in the 5th.  It was the 217th home run of his career, tying him with Cy Williams for 7th place on the franchise's all-time list.  Rollins enjoyed a three hit game and he's now 12 for 27 (.444) in his last seven games.  Carlos Ruiz came through with a two-run single in the third.

Featured Card:  Williams played for the Phillies between 1918 and 1930, so I wanted to feature an Utley card that somehow represented that era.  I got close with this card, modeled after the T205 set released back in 1911.

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