Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Game 156 - 2018 Topps Archives #276 Aaron Altherr

Rockies 10, Phillies 1
Game 156 - Monday Night, September 24th in Denver
Record - 78-78, 3rd place, 10 games behind the Braves

One Sentence Summary:  The Rockies blew out the free falling Phillies in this 10-1 loss.

What It Means:  The team's fifth loss in a row dropped them to .500 for the first time since the 10th game of the season back on April 10th.  The descent has been long and excruciating.  I watched very little of this game.

What Happened:  Zach Eflin's outing was limited to 2 2/3 innings, and his final line shows five runs allowed on five hits.  Yacksel Rios was also hit hard, giving up three more runs in the 4th.  Rhys Hoskins hit his 33rd home run for the Phillies' only run.

Featured Card:  Aaron Altherr's season ended prematurely when the left fielder ran full bore into the left field wall trying to track a fly ball that ended up clearing the fence, resulting in a two-run home run for David Dahl.  Altherr left the game with a right big toe sprain, right knee contusion and concussion symptoms.  It was a lost season for Altherr, as he hit just .181 in 105 games with 8 home runs and 38 RBIs.

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