Saturday, May 9, 2015
2015 Topps '52 Tribute Gold #299 Cole Hamels
Phillies 3, Mets 1
Game 30 - Friday Night, May 8th in Philadelphia
Record - 11-19, 5th Place, 7 1/2 games behind the Mets
One Sentence Summary: Cole Hamels pitched a gem and actually received some run support as the Phillies defeated the first place Mets, 3-1.
What It Means: Hamels outdueled Mets ace Matt Harvey, earning his second win of the year.
What Happened: Hamels took care of the first seven innings, allowing a run on four hits. Ken Giles and Jonathan Papelbon shut down the Mets in the final two innings and Papelbon's save tied him with Jose Mesa on the franchise's all-time leaderboard.
Ryan Howard drove in two runs and hit his sixth home run of the year in the fourth inning. Freddy Galvis raised his team leading average to .351 with a three hit night.
Featured Card: I really like these giant Topps Tribute '52 cards, only available for sale on the Topps website. Sure it's a gimmicky cash grab by the company, but the cards make me think of the giant cards they put out in the early '80s. I still love those cards.