Diamondbacks 8, Phillies 2
Game 24 - Thursday Afternoon, April 26th in Philadelphia
Record - 15-9, 2nd place, 1/2 game behind the Mets
One Sentence Summary: Ben Lively was shellacked in his brief outing as the Diamondbacks easily won, 8-2.
What It Means: The Diamondbacks are a good ballclub, and this series win gives them eight in a row to start the season, the most since the 1977 Dodgers.
What Happened: Lively's ERA is now up to 6.85 after he allowed seven runs on seven hits and four walks in 2 1/3 innings. The offense went 2 for 13 with runners in scoring position and Aaron Altherr drove in both Phillies runs.
Featured Card: I'm putting away a box-load of older Phillies minor league sets I recently acquired, and I came across this card recently. Just like Lively's performance lately something seems to be a little off here.
John Escobar played in parts of six seasons in the Phillies minor league system, topping out at Double-A Reading in 1992 and 1993.