Game 72 - Friday Night, June 20th in St. Louis
Record - 34-38, 4th Place, 3 1/2 games behind the Braves
One Sentence Summary: A.J. Burnett battled moths and the Cardinals in St. Louis to pitch a complete game and help the Phils to a 5-1 victory.
What It Means: The Phillies have won five in a row and they're now back to just four games under .500. Watching the Phils is fun again.
What Happened: Burnett allowed just the run on seven hits in his best outing of the season so far. He and Jimmy Rollins hit back-to-back RBI doubles in the fifth to give the Phillies the lead in this game. Marlon Byrd added a solo home run in the sixth.
Featured Cards: I actually think Topps did a nice job with its Phillies player selection in its recently released second series of its flagship set. Fringe reliever Luis Garcia earned his first Phillies card, and even long-time minor leaguer (and short-time Phillie) Steve Susdorf somehow ended up with a card. Roy Halladay has a series two card, and the card will serve as a nice final tribute to the former ace, showing his entire career stats on the back.
|2014 Topps #484|
I'd really like to be a fly on the wall at a Topps quality control meeting (if those meetings even occur) to listen to their reasons as to why this was deemed acceptable. Someone at some point had the thought, "We have this nine-year-old picture of Byrd in a Phillies uniform. Let's just go with that and maybe no one will notice." We noticed, Topps.