Sunday, April 23, 2017

2017 Donruss #132 Maikel Franco

Phillies 4, Braves 3 (10)
Game 17 - Saturday Night, April 22nd in Philadelphia
Record - 8-9, 3rd place, 4 games behind the Nationals

One Sentence Summary:  The Phils won a sloppy game against the Braves with a clutch two-run single from Maikel Franco in the 10th.

What It Means:  It means the Phillies are a game under .500 and they'll go for the series sweep this afternoon.  The Phillies also have their first three-game win streak since last July.

What Happened:  Brought in to the game with a 2-1 lead, Edubray Ramos recorded the first two outs of the ninth before allowing a no-doubt-about-it solo home run to Brandon Phillips.  The Braves took a 3-2 lead in the 10th thanks in part to throwing errors from Tommy Joseph and Franco.

In the bottom of the 10th, Franco delivered a two-out, bases loaded single off the right field wall to give the Phillies the 4-3 win.

Featured Card:  This was Franco's first official walk-off hit, as his game winner back on August 3, 2016 was ruled a fielder's choice when Aaron Altherr failed to reach second base.  This is his 1990 Donruss-inspired card from this year's Donruss release.

2012 Bowman Chrome
Prospects #BCP129
Transaction:  On Saturday afternoon, the Phillies required super utility player Ty Kelly from the Blue Jays for cash considerations.  Kelly appeared in one game for the Mets in early April before being designated for assignment.  Selected off waivers by the Blue Jays, he didn't appear in a game with the club prior to the Phillies acquiring him.  Kelly is expected to be activated prior to Tuesday's game.

Kelly appeared in 39 games last season for the Mets and has played professionally within the Orioles, Mariners, Cardinals, Blue Jays and Mets systems since 2009.  His only mainstream baseball cards to date can be found within the 2010 Topps Pro Debut and 2012 Bowman Chrome sets.

Departed During the 2017 Season
  • Tyler Goeddel - of (4/5/17) - Claimed off waivers by the Cincinnati Reds
Arrived During the 2017 Season
  • Ty Kelly - inf (4/22/17) - Acquired from the Toronto Blue Jays for cash.

1 comment:

Steve F. said...

One Ty rolls out and another Ty rolls in....