Saturday, September 13, 2014

1997 Score #453 Mark Leiter

Pirates 4, Phillies 1
Game 146 - Thursday Night, September 11th in Philadelphia
Record - 67-79, 5th Place, 16 1/2 games behind the Nationals

One Sentence Summary:  The Pirates easily downed the Phillies, 4-1, in the final game of this four game series.

What It Means:  Manager Ryne Sandberg ran out an interesting line-up in this game, which featured an infield of Maikel Franco at third, Freddy Galvis at shortstop and Cesar Hernandez at second.  The youngsters combined to go 2 for 9.

What Happened:  A lack of offense against Pirates starter Francisco Liriano doomed the Phillies, as they managed only six hits and went 1 for 9 with runners in scoring position.

Featured Card:  A.J. Burnett allowed four runs in his six innings of work, earning his 16th loss of the season.  He became the first Phillies pitcher to lose at least 16 games since Mark Leiter lost 17 in 1997.

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