Thursday, September 17, 2015

2015 Phillies Team Issue 2 #4 Andres Blanco

Nationals 4, Phillies 0
Game 146 - Tuesday Night, September 15th in Philadelphia
Record - 56-90, 5th Place, 27 1/2 games behind the Nationals

One Sentence Summary:  Stephen Strasburg dominated the Phillies line-up, allowing just one hit in the easy 4-0 Nationals win.

What It Means:  I'm officially ready for this season to end.

What Happened:  David Buchanan lowered his ERA to 8.49 by allowing only two runs in his six innings of work.  Cody Asche had the sole hit for the Phillies.

Featured Card:  Andres Blanco batted clean-up in this game, marking the first time in his big league career in that spot in the line-up.  I've read and heard a lot this season about Blanco's veteran leadership in the clubhouse (along with Jeff Francoeur's.)  He's been one of the team's top hitters while playing all four infield positions whenever needed.  I haven't had a chance to feature either of Blanco's two Phillies cards yet this season, and this non-eventful loss to the Nationals gives me the chance to show Blanco a little Phillies Room appreciation for his role this year on the team.

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