Thursday, July 23, 2015

2015 Phillies Team Issue 2 #55 David Buchanan

Phillies 5, Rays 3
Game 95 - Monday Night, July 20th in Philadelphia
Record - 33-62, 5th Place, 19 games behind the Nationals

One Sentence Summary:  The Phillies were able to bunch together some hits to support David Buchanan's fine pitching performance in a 5-3 win over the Rays.

What It Means:  This win brought the post-All Star game break win streak up to four.

What Happened:  Buchanan lasted into the seventh inning, allowing three runs on six hits.  Cesar Hernandez had a double and a triple and drove in a pair of runs.

Featured Card:  It seems strange to send down Buchanan after his first win of the season (see below) but the Phillies don't need a fifth starter for a little bit and I'm guessing they want to see if they have anything worthwhile in Jerome Williams prior to the trade deadline.  This is Buchanan's card from this year's second team issued set.

Virtual Phillies Wall Update:  Following this game, Buchanan was optioned to Lehigh Valley and Chad Billingsley was placed on the disabled list.  Williams was activated from the DL and last year's top draft pick Aaron Nola was recalled to make his Major League debut on Tuesday night.

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