Game 101 - Saturday Night, July 29th in Philadelphia
Record - 37-64, 5th place, 24 games behind the Nationals
One Sentence Summary: Odubel Herrera tied up the game in the ninth with a solo home run and Ty Kelly delivered a game-winning hit in the 11th to give the Phillies a 4-3 win.
What It Means: Don't look now, but the Phillies are playing decent baseball.
What Happened: The Phils couldn't get much going early in the ballgame, finding themselves down 3-1 heading to the bottom of the eighth. Aaron Altherr singled home Cesar Hernandez to get the team to within a run, setting up Herrera's heroics in the bottom of the ninth. Singles by Tommy Joseph and Herrera, followed by a walk to Cameron Rupp, loaded the bases for pinch-hitter Kelly in the 11th. He delivered, and the on-field celebration commenced!
Featured Cards/Field Report: We were there and let it be known that if you sign an autograph for Doug before the game, you have a really good chance of doing something big. Doug spent an hour before the game autograph hunting and came away with signatures of coaches Mickey Morandini and Juan Samuel (both repeat signers), Cameron Perkins (repeat signer), Herrera, Kelly and new Phillie Jessen Therrien. I'm fairly certain this could be the first autograph Therrien has signed as a major leaguer.
Transaction: Pitcher Pedro Beato was recalled from Lehigh Valley to take the roster spot of Jeremy Hellickson. The Phillies played with 24 players in this game as new outfielder Hyun Soo Kim had not yet arrived in Philadelphia.
Phillies Debuts: Therrien and Beato both made their debuts. Therrien is the 10th player making his Major League debut for the Phillies this season.
18. Jesen Therrien (rhp) - Relieved Jerad Eickhoff in the sixth, allowing a hit and striking out one (Micah Johnson).
19. Pedro Beato (rhp) - Relieved Hoby Milner in the eighth and retired the only two batters he faced before leaving the game with a hamstring injury. It was Beato's first appearance in the majors since 2014.