|2019 Chachi #54|
Game 93 - Sunday Afternoon, July 14th in Philadelphia
Record - 48-45, 3rd place, 8 1/2 games behind the Braves
One Sentence Summary: On the day Ryan Howard officially retired, Maikel Franco provided a dramatic walk-off home run to give the Phillies a 4-3 win.
What It Means: The win meant a sweep was avoided and the Dodgers, the best team in baseball, come to town for a four-game set.
What Happened: Franco hit his blast with one out in the ninth off reliever Matt Grace, and it was also his 100th career home run. The heroics were necessitated when the Nationals scored a pair of runs off JD Hammer in the seventh, tying the game at three. J.T. Realmuto had two RBIs, including his 11th home run in the sixth.
Jake Arrieta threw five innings with his elbow bone spur, allowing a run on four hits.
|2019 Chachi Greatest Moments #4|
He ended his on-field speech with a plea for the fans about the 2019 Phillies team, "Damn it, they're trying. Don't ever boo these men. I'm out."
Transactions: Tommy Hunter landed back on the injured list with a right forearm strain and Edubray Ramos was recalled. Hunter has been limited to just five appearances this season due to injuries.