Thursday, October 4, 2018

Game 159 - 2018 Topps Heritage High Numbers #721 Jake Arrieta

Rockies 5Phillies 3
Game 159 - Thursday Afternoon, September 27th in Denver
Record - 78-81, 3rd place, 11 games behind the Braves

One Sentence Summary:  Jake Arrieta and Tommy Hunter allowed five Rockies runs in 6 1/3 innings and the Phillies couldn't recover in this 5-3 loss.

What It Means:  The Rockies completed a four-game sweep and the loss denied the Phillies' ability to finish the season with a winning record, in spite of being 15 games over .500 on August 5th.

What Happened:  Arrieta finished off his inconsistent season with six innings of work, allowing a pair of home runs.  The loss dropped his record to 10-11.  Hunter was either effective this season or horribly ineffective, with seemingly no middle ground.  Jose Bautista (2) and Carlos Santana (24) homered for the Phillies, and the offense went 1 for 11 with runners in scoring position.

Featured Card:  Arrieta gets the card by default, and his return to a somewhat dominating pitcher in 2019 would be welcome.

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