Game 17 - Wednesday Afternoon, April 17th in Philadelphia
Record - 11-6, 1st place, 1 1/2 games ahead of the Mets
One Sentence Summary: Jake Arrieta was in complete control in this 3-2 win over the Mets.
What It Means: The series win gives the Phillies their biggest lead to date in the division, and they'll head to Denver for a four-game series against the last place Rockies beginning on Thursday night.
What Happened: Arrieta pitched eight strong innings, scattering six hits and allowing two runs. Hector Neris recorded the final two outs of the game for his second save. Scott Kingery (2) and Cesar Hernandez (2) homered in the win.
Featured Card: This is the newest Arrieta card in my collection, from the Gypsy Queen set released in late March.
|2019 Chachi Photo Cards #9|
Infielder Phil Gosselin had his contract purchased to take Pivetta's roster spot as Jean Segura tweaked his hamstring in Tuesday night's game. Gosselin becomes the first player on the 2019 Phillies without a Phillies baseball card to date. His Chachi card can be found on the Virtual Phillies Wall, but I also thought he should have a card in the team-issued photo card set.
Tommy Hunter was moved to the 60-day IL to make room for Gosselin on the 40-man roster.