Phillies 4, Pirates 3
Game 144 - Tuesday Night, September 9th in Philadelphia
Record - 67-77, 5th Place, 15 1/2 games behind the Nationals
One Sentence Summary: Filling in for the injured Jimmy Rollins, Freddy Galvis went 3 for 3 with three runs scored, including the run that eventually gave the Phillies a 4-3 win over the Pirates.
What It Means: The three-hit night for Galvis raised his average from .085 to .129.
What Happened: Galvis and Maikel Franco led the way offensively for the Phillies, with Franco adding two hits, including the RBI single that drove in Galvis with the go-ahead run in the seventh. David Buchanan pitched six innings, allowing three runs (two earned) and helped his own cause with an RBI single in the second.
The Phillies bullpen trio of Justin De Fratus, Ken Giles and Jonathan Papelbon added to an extremely impressive stretch from the bullpen by shutting out the Pirates over the final three innings.
Featured Card: It was a busy work week for me, but I got a nice surprise mid-week when a bubble mailer showed up from the fine folks over in Section 36. Or I should say that my son Doug got a nice surprise. Doug is still going with his pursuit of the 2014 Topps Opening Day set (and insert sets) and Ron from Section 36 was nice enough to send two more cards Doug's way.
Also included in the package were several recent Phillies cards, which also somehow ended up in Doug's collection. However, I was able to snag this Galvis "Red Hot Foil" parallel from the stack of cards for my own collection.