Phillies 7, Rockies 6
Game 119 - Sunday Afternoon, August 14th in Philadelphia
Record - 56-63, 4th place, 14 1/2 games behind the Nationals
One Sentence Summary: Jimmy Paredes paced the offense, falling a triple short of the cycle, as the Phillies held on to defeat the Rockies, 7-6.
What It Means: The Phils swept the Rockies and they have a nice little four-game win streak going. They're four games behind the Mets in the East, and six games behind in the race for the second Wild Card.
What Happened: Paredes drove in three runs during his big day, including a solo home run (5) in the fourth. The Phillies took advantage of a sloppy Rockies team, who committed four errors.
Making his first start in the Majors since early July, Adam Morgan was knocked out of the game in the fourth when a screaming line drive hit him in his pitching arm.
Featured Card: For a while, I was worried that Paredes was going to join the ranks of those Phillies players who spent time with the club and never officially appeared on a Phillies baseball card. Thanks to a tip from fellow collector Steve F., I knew a Paredes photo card had been created for him to honor autograph requests, and I'm now very thankful that the Phillies decided to insert this card into their "update" set. (Please see the set's listing here for a complete rundown of the new cards.)
Paredes has a number of mainstream cards available throughout several Topps products this year, but all of those cards feature him with the Orioles. His time with the organization may be limited, but at least now he's got an official Phillies baseball card.
Transaction: Morgan was recalled from Lehigh Valley and reliever Luis Garcia was sent back down.
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