Phillies 7, Mets 2
Game 135 - Saturday Night, August 30th in Flushing
Record - 62-73, 5th Place, 15 1/2 games behind the Nationals
One Sentence Summary: Each of the starting eight had a hit in this game and Jerome Williams enjoyed another impressive outing as the Phillies downed the Mets, 7-2.
What It Means: The victor in today's rubber match will claim the title of sole possession of fourth place in the N.L. East. Try to stay calm.
What Happened: Who is this Williams guy and is he pitching his way into the team's 2015 plans? Williams pitched into the seventh inning, picking up his third win in four starts and lowering his Phillies ERA to 2.03.
Marlon Byrd started the scoring with a solo home run (his 25th, a career high) in the fifth. The Phils added five runs in the sixth, courtesy of seven singles. Ryan Howard knocked in three more runs to raise his season total to 84. Anybody know of an American League team looking for a DH In 2015?
Featured Card: Doug and I decided to go with a Byrd card for this post, since it was his birthday yesterday and Byrd has been one of the few bright spots during a dismal season. I've featured many of Byrd's 2014 Phillies cards, and a lot of his cards from his first stint with the team in the mid-2000s, but this is his first Phillies card in my collection.