Red Sox 9, Phillies 2
Game 136 - Saturday Afternoon, September 5th in Boston
Record - 53-83
One Sentence Summary: The Phillies suffered another in their series of 2015 beat-downs, this time at the hands of the Red Sox in a lopsided 9-2 loss.
What It Means: There are 26 games left this season, and the Phillies will need to go at least 10-16 the rest of the way to avoid 100 losses. I missed it following Friday night's game, but that loss officially clinched a losing season for the team for the third year in a row.
What Happened: The bats were stifled by Wade Miley, who threw his first career complete game. Alec Asher, making his second Major League start, was beat up in his 3 2/3 innings, allowing seven runs on eight hits.
Featured Card: This gorgeous 1952 Bowman card of catcher Ken Silvestri has absolutely nothing to do with this awful game. I picked up this card over the weekend at the Deptford Mall baseball card show, which featured about 7 or 8 tables. I crossed off a small stack of needs from my late 1950s/early 1960s Phillies want lists, and this card was my final purchase of the day. My oldest son Doug found some success in a dime box, coming away with a nice stack of old and new Phillies cards. It does my soul good to watch him sort his new cards, updating his checklists and admiring his growing collection.