Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Game 155 - 2018 Topps Base Variations #11 Aaron Nola

Braves 2, Phillies 1
Game 155 - Sunday Afternoon, September 23rd in Atlanta
Record - 78-77, 2nd place, 9 1/2 games behind the Braves

One Sentence Summary:  Aaron Nola was saddled with the loss after reaching the 200 inning plateau for the season.

What It Means:  A funny thing happened during the final week of the regular season and in the midst of the final Phillies free fall of 2018.  I stopped wanting to write about them every day, so I stopped.  I'm a week behind with these now way-outdated game summary posts but in the interest of having a complete record of this painful season, I'm going to power through.  I'll most likely do this in small doses.

This win completed the four-game series sweep by the Braves.

What Happened:  Nola allowed two runs on four hits in his six inning outing.  The lone Phillies run came on a Scott Kingery solo home run (8) in the 3rd.

Featured Card:  This is one of the many short-printed "base variations" to be found within the Topps flagship set this year, featuring a different photo than that used for the non-short-printed base cards.  I'd guess this picture is a few years' old given the short length of Nola's hair.

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