Friday, June 20, 2014

2014 Phillies Team Issue #21 Wil Nieves

Phillies 10, Braves 5
Game 70 - Wednesday Afternoon, June 18th in Atlanta
Record - 32-38, 4th Place, 5 games behind the Nationals

One Sentence Summary:  The offense exploded against the Braves, as the Phillies won 10-5 behind a season-high 18 hits.

What It Means:  I'll admit it.  It was pretty cool to sweep the Braves and feel like maybe, just maybe, the Phillies aren't completely out of this thing yet.

What Happened:  Five different Phillies enjoyed three-hit games - Cesar Hernandez, Wil Nieves, Ryan Howard, Marlon Byrd and Domonic Brown.  Byrd and John Mayberry, Jr. each knocked in three runs a piece.

Featured Card:  Nieves has done a nice job this year as Carlos Ruiz's back-up.  Unfortunately, he came up lame in the ninth while running out a ground rule double.  Nieves has had one Phillies card so far this year, and his best chance at receiving a standard sized Phillies card will come when the Topps Update set is released.

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