Phillies 6, Rockies 3
Game 118 - Saturday Night, August 13th in Philadelphia
Record - 55-63, 4th place, 14 1/2 games behind the Nationals
One Sentence Summary: Maikel Franco hit a three-run home run (21) in the first inning, and the Phils held on for a 6-3 win over the Rockies.
What It Means: The Phillies are still 8 games under .500, but they're only 6 1/2 games back in the hunt for the second N.L. Wild Card.
What Happened: The Rockies made it a 4-3 ballgame with three runs off Jared Eickhoff in the sixth inning, but an RBI single from Aaron Altherr and a sacrifice fly from Tommy Joseph in the seventh gave the Phils a three-run cushion. Jeanmar Gomez allowed a few hits in the ninth but he eventually struck out the side to earn his 30th save of the season.
Featured Card: Franco's big hit earned him the featured card honors, and this new and sparkly card of his is his latest card in my collection.
Be sure to check out the 2016 Season Summary page with game results and links to game summary posts.