|Blanco's and Williams' "cards" in Ashburn Alley|
Game 125 - Monday Night, August 18th in Philadelphia
Record - 55-70, 5th Place, 16 games behind the Nationals
|2014 Choice Lehigh Valley|
What It Means: The Phillies climbed to within 15 games of .500, and 11 games of the second Wild Card. (He says with a straight face.)
What Happened: Williams pitched seven innings, allowing a run on three hits on the way to earning his first Phillies win. Blanco contributed a three-run home run in the fifth, which was the difference in this game.
Featured Cards: Sadly, Blanco has only one 2014 baseball card to date, found within the IronPigs team set.
|2014 Phillies Team Issue 2 #52|
We were a little disappointed, however, that the set failed to include new outfielder Grady Sizemore. The second series comes in at 38 cards, subtracting three cards from the 41 found in the first series. The recently departed Roberto Hernandez is in the set, and Mike Schmidt appears with the rest of the team's broadcasters on the broadcaster card.
Here's a summary of the players dropped and added for the second series:
Dropped (8) - Freddy Galvis, Brad Lincoln, B.J. Rosenberg, Jonathan Pettibone, Phillippe Aumont, Ethan Martin, Bobby Abreu, Maikel Franco
Added (5) - Reid Brignac, Mario Hollands, Jeff Manship, Ken Giles, David Buchanan
Notable omissions from the set include Sizemore, Cesar Jimenez, Cameron Rupp and Blanco.
Memory Lane - Phillies Team Issue 2
2013, Early July - Drops 5, Adds 4
2012 Update, October - Drops 6, Adds 6
2012, Mid-July - Drops 8, Adds 10
2011, Mid-June - Drops 2, Adds 6
2010, Mid-August - Drops 1, Adds 3