Thursday, May 7, 2015

2014 Grandstand Clearwater Threshers #2 J.P. Crawford

Braves 7, Phillies 5
Game 29 - Wednesday Night, May 6th in Atlanta
Record - 10-19, 5th Place, 8 1/2 games behind the Mets

One Sentence Summary:  The Phillies mounted an impressive comeback, but it wasn't enough as they fell to the Braves in the series finale, 7-5.

What It Means:  The Phils went 3-7 on the road trip and they'll return home on Friday night to face-off against the first place Mets.

What Happened:  At least the Phillies kept this game interesting.  Trailing at one point by a score of 6-1, the offense continued to chip away but eventually ran out of time.  Ben Revere had a nice night with four hits - three of them doubles.  Ryan Howard had three hits, including a solo home run in the sixth.

Jerome Williams was chased in the fifth inning.  His final line isn't pretty - 4 1/3 innings, six runs on eight hits.

Featured Card:  With an eye towards the future, it was nice to see the return of top prospect J.C. Crawford yesterday to the Clearwater Threshers line-up.  Crawford suffered an oblique injury in spring training, and he missed the start of the season.  He homered in his first at-bat and finished his first game back with two hits, two runs scored and three RBIs.

Meanwhile . . . my hunt is on for the Phillies's affiliates 2015 minor league team sets.  A quick check of each of the teams' online stores shows that none of the sets are on sale yet.

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