Monday, August 8, 2016

Phils Turn First Triple Play Since 2009 in Victory! #ChachiNow

2016 Chachi #55
Phillies 6Padres 5
Game 113 - Sunday Afternoon, August 7th in San Diego
Record - 52-61, 4th place, 15 games behind the Nationals

One Sentence Summary:  Phillies ride a four-run fourth inning, a clutch pinch-hit from Tommy Joseph and a seventh inning triple play to a 6-5 win over the Padres.

What It Means:  The Phillies have won their last two series against the Giants and Padres and they'll open up a three-game set against Chase Utley and Dodgers on Monday night.

What Happened:  The Phillies batted around in the fourth inning, scoring four runs on seven hits with all the runs coming with two outs.  Jared Eickhoff was cruising in this ballgame, allowing just two hits over the first five innings.  The wheels fell off in the sixth and the Padres tied the game at four.

Tommy Joseph's pinch single in the seventh drove in Cesar Hernandez to break the tie.  In the bottom of the seventh, the Phillies escaped trouble by turning a 5-4-3 triple play, their first since Eric Bruntlett's unassisted triple play on August 23, 2009.  Jeanmar Gomez pitched a perfect ninth for his 29th save.

2016 Topps Heritage #138
Featured Cards:  The card for this game was going to go to Carlos Ruiz since it was the catcher's two-out single in the fourth that started the scoring for the Phils that inning.  Chooch had a three-hit game and he's hitting a surprising .262 this season.

But then I felt the need to make a Chachi card (Chachi Now!), paying tribute to the around-the-horn triple play turned in the seventh by Maikel Franco, Hernandez and Joseph.  With runners on first and second, and Edubray Ramos on the mound, Jabari Blash hit a sharp grounder to Franco who stepped on third for the first out, threw to Hernandez for the second out, who then threw to Joseph at first to get Blash for the third out.

Be sure to check out the 2016 Season Summary page with game results and links to game summary posts.


Burnell said...

Amazing play that was overlooked by Topps Now for some reason.

Jim said...

Kind of bummed about that. There's a Topps Bunt Milestones card that's a lame knock-off. It just shows Franco walking back to the dugout after the play was over.