Wednesday, June 10, 2015

2015 Topps Heritage #401 Hector Neris/Chris Heston

Reds 11, Phillies 2
Game 60 - Tuesday Night, June 9th in Cincinnati
Record - 22-38, 5th Place, 9 1/2 games behind the Mets

One Sentence Summary:  Joey Votto's three home run night sunk the hapless Phillies as the Reds easily won, 11-2.

What It Means:  So . . . how 'bout those Astros?  (I got nothing.)

What Happened:  Aaron Harang turned in another troubling start, allowing seven runs on seven hits through six innings.  The Phillies offense actually banged out 11 hits (including three from Odubel Herrera) but they went 2 for 9 with runners in scoring position.

2012 Topps Heritage #1
Featured Cards:  It's getting increasingly more difficult to find Phillies baseball cards with a relevant connection to these games as the Phillies season is officially in free-fall mode.  I actually have a Votto card in my collection as he's one of the floating heads on the 2012 Topps Heritage N.L. Batting Leaders card that includes former Phillies outfielder Hunter Pence.

I decided to go with that card for this post, but then I read this Tweet from Phungo this morning.  Giants pitcher Chris Heston, who threw a no-hitter last night against the Mets, shares his 2015 Topps Heritage card with Phillies/IronPigs reliever Hector Neris.  As Phungo points out, it's not often that the game featuring a player with three home runs isn't the best game of the day.

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