Wednesday, July 1, 2015

1997 Topps Stars #84 Curt Schilling

Brewers 4, Phillies 3
Game 79 - Tuesday Night, June 30th in Philadelphia
Record - 27-52, 5th Place, 17 games behind the Nationals

One Sentence Summary:  The bullpen couldn't hang on to the lead for Cole Hamels as the Brewers came from behind to win, 4-3.

What It Means:  As reported on the Phillies television broadcast and by several Phillies beat writers, the month of June closed with only two starting pitchers recording wins for the club.  Phillies starting pitchers went 2-16 in June, marking the fifth time this has happened in the history of the franchise and the first time since the awful 1997 season.

What Happened:  Hamels departed after seven innings having allowed two runs on five hits while striking out seven.  Ken Giles couldn't hold the lead, allowing three straight singles and then walking home the go-ahead run.

Giles should have been out of the inning with the lead intact, but Carlos Ruiz called time just as Carlos Gomez was swinging and missing on what would have been strike three and the final out of the inning.  Gomez went on to single to load the bases and a short while later the Brewers had the lead.

Featured Card:  Curt Schilling won both those games for the Phillies in June 1997.

1 comment:

Steve F. said...

Your T-Mobile Game Changer photo looks like it could be the back of a 1995 Topps Cyberstats card: