Game 71 - Sunday Afternoon, June 21st in Philadelphia
Record - 24-47, 5th Place, 13 1/2 games behind the Nationals
One Sentence Summary: Adam Morgan was stellar in his Major League debut and the offense came to life in a 9-2 Phillies win over the Cardinals.
What It Means: The Phillies will try to win two in a row when they open a series against the Yankees in the Bronx tonight.
What Happened: Morgan allowed a run and struck out six in his 5 2/3 innings of work. Maikel Franco and Ben Revere each had three hits and Andres Blanco added a three-run pinch-hit home run in the seventh. Cesar Hernandez had perhaps the biggest hit in this game, lacing a line drive single to right with two outs in the second that gave the Phillies a 3-0 lead.
Featured Cards: Four of the nine Morgan baseball cards in my collection (to date) feature him with the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, including this card from the 2013 Topps Heritage Minor League set.
|2014 Topps Heritage|
News Flashbacks #NF-TB
On Sunday night, my wife and my two sons enjoyed Paul McCartney's concert at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. It was my fourth time seeing Paul live (1989, 2005, 2010 and now 2015) and it was an amazing show. Our youngest son Ben tired quickly and napped throughout most of the show while our oldest son Doug clapped and sang and shouted every few songs, "This is AWESOME!" A splendid time was indeed had by all.