Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Fun at the @Phillies Photo Day! (Part Three)

2016 Chachi Photo Day #26
Marlins 3Phillies 2 (11)
Game 94 - Monday Night, July 18th in Philadelphia
Record - 43-51, 4th place, 13 1/2 games behind the Nationals

One Sentence Summary:  Aaron Nola's six scoreless innings were wasted when Jeanmar Gomez couldn't convert the save and the Marlins eventually won the game in 11.

What It Means:  The extra inning loss was especially tough to take, given that the Phillies were able to score twice off Marlins starting pitcher Jose Fernandez.  Fernandez struck out 14 and notched his 500th career strike out in this game.

What Happened:  The Phils got their runs on a Maikel Franco ground out in the first and a Tommy Joseph solo home run (12) in the seventh.  Nola lasted six innings, giving up only two hits and striking out five.  Gomez blew his third save of the season and Brett Oberholtzer surrendered a lead-off home run to Martin Prado in the 11th.

Featured Cards:  This is the last round of Phillies Photo Day custom cards in the very limited 2016 Chachi Photo Day insert set.  Again, I was pleasantly surprised at how accommodating and gracious most of the Phillies players, coaches and broadcasters were as they took the time to pose for photos with our sons.  The only player not walking around pre-game was Jared Eickhoff, who was that day's starting pitcher.  Every other player, coach and broadcaster (including veterans Carlos Ruiz and Ryan Howard) spent more than a half hour on the field posing for photos with the fans.

Kudos to the Phillies for a very enjoyable, fan-friendly experience!

Be sure to check out the 2016 Season Summary page with game results and links to game summary posts.
2016 Chachi Photo Day #23
2016 Chachi Photo Day #24
2016 Chachi Photo Day #27
2016 Chachi Photo Day #28
2016 Chachi Photo Day #29
2016 Chachi Photo Day #30
2016 Chachi Photo Day #31
2016 Chachi Photo Day #32
2016 Chachi Photo Day #33
2016 Chachi Photo Day #34
2016 Chachi Photo Day #36
2016 Chachi Photo Day #37

3 comments:

shlabotnikreport said...

Truly a great insert set... I can only imagine how exciting that was for all of you.

Juan Samuel didn't pose with the boys? BOOOOOOO!!! (Admit it, you knew that was coming)

Dean Family said...

Awesome!!

Jim said...

I knew you'd boo Samuel! Samuel and Howard were crossing paths, and I made the call to ask for a picture with Howard instead of Sammy. Had I been a little more aggressive, I may have tried to ask for a picture of them together.