|2015 Grandstand Reading|
Fightin Phils #22
Game 120 - Wednesday Night, August 19th in Philadelphia
Record - 47-73
One Sentence Summary: The fact that the Phillies won this game was inconsequential as this day will be remembered as the day the Phillies traded their greatest second baseman in franchise history, and my personal favorite player for the past decade.
What It Means: I'm spent. I'm deflated. Of course I get it, but . . . crap. Following the win, the Phillies called a press conference and announced the trade of Chase Utley to the Dodgers. Crap.
What Happened: There was a game played too. Rookies Adam Morgan and Aaron Altherr led the way as the new crop of players continued their take-over. Morgan pitched seven strong innings, allowing just two runs on five hits. Altherr started in left, collecting his first Major League hit with an RBI double in the first and hitting his first career home run in the fifth. Jeff Francoeur (12) and Andres Blanco (5) also homered for the Phils.
Featured Card: Altherr gets the card for this post and I'll have a post up later looking at Utley's base cards from the Topps flagship sets over the years.
Thanks for everything Chase. As the late, great Harry Kalas once said, "YOU are the man."