Monday, June 8, 2015

2015 Topps Gypsy Queen #286 Ken Giles

Phillies 6, Giants 4
Game 58 - Sunday Afternoon, June 7th in Philadelphia
Record - 22-36, 5th Place, 9 games behind the Mets

One Sentence Summary:  The Phillies pulled off another come-from-behind victory, avoiding the sweep and defeating the Giants, 6-4.

What It Means:  The Phils went 3-6 on the nine-game homestand and they'll now head to Cincinnati, Pittsburgh and Baltimore for eight games.

What Happened:  With the score tied at three in the seventh, Jeff Francoeur hit a pinch-hit two-run double to give the Phillies the lead for good.  Maikel Franco hit a solo home run in the eighth for the all important insurance run.

Featured Card:  On the day the Phillies gave away a t-shirt bearing his likeness, Ken Giles recorded the final two outs of the seventh and pitched a perfect eighth.  Francoeur's big hit gave him the win in this game.  Thanks in part to his successful rookie campaign in 2014, Giles has popped up in quite a few Topps releases this year.  His card from the Topps Gypsy Queen set uses the same exact photo as his card from the Topps Heritage set.

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