Phillies 9, Diamondbacks 5
Game 103 - Friday Night, July 25th in Philadelphia
Record - 45-58, 5th Place, 12 1/2 games behind the Nationals
One Sentence Summary: The offense came alive against an equally mediocre Diamondbacks team, and the Phillies won one of their few laughers of the year, 9-5.
What It Means: At this point, not much. But it was nice to sit and watch the Phillies game, knowing they were probably going to win. Even if Antonio Bastardo wanted to make it interesting by giving up a grand slam in the sixth to make it a 6-4 game at the time.
What Happened: Grady Sizemore had three more hits, raising his average to .341 (14 for 41). He also collected his 1,000th career hit in the first. Domonic Brown had two hits, including a two-run home run in the 7th. With his second plate appearance in this game, Jimmy Rollins' vesting option for 2015 kicked in, meaning he'll be around for at least one more season with the Phils.
Featured Card: Sizemore needs a Phillies card! I probably would have gone with a Sizemore card to celebrate his milestone hit, but he's still waiting for his first official Phillies card. Instead, here's Brown's 1981 Donruss-like relic card from this year's Donruss offering.
Scheduling Note: The Phillies Room World Headquarters will be shutting down temporarily for our annual summer inventory. As such, game summary posts for the upcoming week will follow rapid fire upon our return. If the team goes ahead and starts trading everyone over the next few days, we may squeeze in a post or two in order to bid farewell to the departed.