Saturday, May 16, 2015

2014 Topps #451 Luis Garcia

Phillies 4, Diamondbacks 3
Game 37 - Friday Night, May 15th in Philadelphia
Record - 14-23, 5th Place, 6 1/2 games behind the Mets

One Sentence Summary:  The Phillies mounted a rare late-inning come from behind victory thanks to timely hitting from Freddy Galvis and Jeff Francouer, defeating the Diamondbacks, 4-3.

What It Means:  The Phillies are only 2 1/2 games behind the fourth place Marlins and they won their third game in a row for the first time since last August.

What Happened:  Trailing 3-1 in the bottom of the seventh, Freddy Galvis singled home Carlos Ruiz and Cesar Hernandez on a bloop that landed in front of center fielder A.J. Pollack.  Galvis ended up on third due to an errant throw home from Pollack.  A batter later, Francoeur singled home Galvis and the Phillies had a 4-3 lead.

Chad Billingsley pitched six strong innings (two runs on seven hits) but earned a no-decision.

Featured Card:  Again, I could have gone with cards for either Galvis or Francoeur, but I'm almost out of Galvis cards and I'm completely out of Francoeur Phillies cards.  With Jonathan Papelbon resting his arm, Luis Garcia pitched two scoreless innings to earn his first Major League save.

Transaction:  Top prospect Maikel Franco was recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley prior to this game and he started at third base, batting fifth.  To make room for Franco, pitcher Dustin McGowan was outrighted to Lehigh Valley after clearing waivers.

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