Tuesday, May 6, 2014

2010 Upper Deck #384 J.A. Happ

Blue Jays 3, Phillies 0
Game 30 - Monday Night, May 5th in Philadelphia
Record - 15-15

One Sentence Summary:  The lethargic Phillies shuffled through another loss, this time falling 3-0 to J.A. Happ and the Blue Jays.

What It Means:  The Phillies haven't scored since the first inning of Sunday afternoon's game.

What Happened:  Jose Reyes hit a lead-off home run to start the game and that was all the Blue Jays would need for the win.  They tacked on a few more runs against Kyle Kendrick as the Phillies pitcher eventually dropped to 0-3 on the season.

Starting shortstop Freddy Galvis snapped an 0 for 24 skid with a third inning single.  He'd finish the game going 1 for 5 to raise his average to .056.

Featured Card:  Happ made his first start of the season for the Blue Jays, pitching five shutout innings and allowing just three hits.  I wrote about his trade to the Astros (for Roy Oswalt) back in a July 2010 post, which can be found here.

Field Report:  My wife Jenna and I went to this game, and as expected we were not happy with the outcome.  Other than finding a concession stand that was actually grilling dollar dogs, the night was pretty much a bust.  At one point, echoing the feelings of Phillies fans everywhere when they realized that Galvis, John Mayberry, Jr. and Jayson Nix were all in the same line-up, Jenna turned to me and said, "This is awful."

There were a lot of empty blue seats at this game, which means there were fewer people to appreciate (?) the custom Nix card featured in the starting line-up hanging outside of Ashburn Alley.  The Phillies are now 1-1 in games I've attended this season.

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