Wednesday, June 16, 2010

2009 Topps 206 #133 Shane Victorino

Phillies 6, Yankees 3
Game 63 - Wednesday Night, June 16th in New York

Jamie Moyer rebounded nicely after the worst start of his career - pitching 8 strong innings - and the Phillies took the second game of the Interleague series, 6-3. Moyer was able to hit his locations against the Yankees tonight, something he was unable to do in Boston. He allowed just 3 hits, 2 of them home runs, and struck out 5 on the way to his 7th win of 2010.

I debated between featuring a Moyer card or a Shane Victorino card, finally deciding to go with a card of the Flyin' Hawaiian. His 2nd inning triple cleared the bases and gave the Phillies an early 4-0 lead. Greg Dobbs had singled home Raul Ibanez for the team's first run. Victorino's hit was key in that big, bases loaded hits have been extremely rare for the Phillies recently. It also broke his 0 for 16 slump. In the 3rd, Ryan Howard and Jayson Werth hit back-to-back home runs, the first time any Phillies had gone back-to-back all season.

Brad Lidge made it interesting before finally recording the 3rd out in the 9th inning and preserving the much-needed win for the good guys.

Time Flies: Moyer made his Major League debut 24 years ago today against the Phillies, winning the 1st of his now 265 career wins.

Whatever Works: Todd Zolecki reports that a magical talisman of bats and fruit found its way to the floor in front of Chase Utley's locker. After the win tonight, they better not touch this thing.


Jim from Downingtown said...

...that a magical talisman of bats and fruit...

Were there "hats on bats"?

Jim said...

No confirmation yet. Seriously though, I'm glad to see someone decided to try to lighten the mood in there a little.