Tuesday, September 15, 2015

2015 Topps #481 Freddy Galvis

Nationals 8, Phillies 7 (11 Innings)
Game 145 - Monday Night, September 14th in Philadelphia
Record - 56-89, 5th Place, 27 1/2 games behind the Mets

One Sentence Summary:  The Phillies battled back (posted up) four times in this game, but the Nationals ultimately prevailed in 11 innings, 8-7.

What It Means:  Sure the Phillies lost this one, but Freddy Galvis hitting a solo home run off Nationals closer Jonathan Papelbon in the bottom of the 10th was a great moment.  It was Papelbon's first blown save of the year in his first appearance against his former team.

What Happened:  Jayson Werth hit two home runs, including a fifth inning grand slam off Aaron Nola and a tie-breaking solo home run in the 10th.  Ryan Howard (23), Cody Asche (9) and Galvis (7) all homered for the Phillies.  Dalier Hinojosa and Luis Garcia couldn't keep the Nationals off the board in 10th and 11th innings.

Featured Card:  Galvis gets the card for his heroics against one of the most unpopular ex-Phillies in recent memory.

Virtual Phillies Wall Update:  In what will most likely be the final roster move of the regular season, infielder Cesar Hernandez was placed on the 60-day disabled list with a dislocated thumb and infielder Chase d'Arnaud was recalled from Lehigh Valley.  d'Arnaud is card #67 in this year's jam-packed Chachi set.

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