Monday, May 18, 2015

2015 Donruss Rated Rookies Silver Die Cut #5 Maikel Franco

Phillies 6, Diamondbacks 0
Game 39 - Sunday Afternoon, May 17th in Philadelphia
Record - 16-23, 5th Place, 6 1/2 games behind the Mets

One Sentence Summary:  Led by Sean O'Sullivan, four Phillies pitchers combined for the shutout as Maikel Franco and Darin Ruf homered in the 6-0 win.

What It Means:  The Phillies have themselves a five game winning streak as they head out to Denver for a four game series with the Rockies.  They're a half game behind the Marlins, who fired manager Mike Redmond on Sunday.

What Happened:  O'Sullivan won his first big league game in exactly four years by allowing just five hits in his six innings of work.  Luis Garcia, Ken Giles and Jeanmer Gomez shut down the Diamondbacks in the final three frames.  Franco, Ruf, Ben Revere and Cesar Hernandez all had multiple hits in the win.

Featured Card:  Franco hit an RBI triple in the sixth and launched his first home run to center in eighth.  This is his die cut card from the logo-less Rated Rookies insert set found within packs of 2015 Donruss.

Transaction:  Following the game, pitcher Chad Billingsley went back on the disabled list with a right shoulder strain and reliever Hector Neris was recalled from Lehigh Valley.

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