Friday, May 1, 2015

2002 Fleer Ultra #111 Travis Lee

Cardinals 9, Phillies 3
Game 23 - Thursday Afternoon, April 30th in St. Louis
Record - 8-15

One Sentence Summary:  The Cardinals made it look easy in a lopsided 9-3 win over the Phillies.

What It Means:  The Phillies will turn the page on April and limp into Miami to open May with a three game series against the Marlins.

What Happened:  The Phils tried to claw back into this game, but David Buchanan and the Cardinals offense were having no part of a series split.  Buchanan dropped to 0-5 by allowing seven runs on eight hits and not making it out of the fifth inning.  His league worst ERA now stands at 8.76.

Featured Card:  This is the team's worst April since Larry Bowa's squad went 9-18 in April 2002.  That team would turn things around somewhat and finish the season with a respectable record of 80-81.  I was looking for a generic 2002 Phillies baseball card to represent that season and this Travis Lee card jumped out at me.

I wonder if Lee could teach the 2015 Phillies how to bunt?

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