Sunday, August 15, 2010

2010 Bowman 1992 Throwbacks #BT73 Roy Halladay

Phillies 4, Mets 0
Game 116 - Saturday Night, August 14th in New York

Once again, Roy Halladay made it look easy.  The ace of the staff worked 8 effortless innings, allowing 4 hits and no walks while striking out 7.  The win improved his record to 15-8, while lowering his ERA to 2.24.  That's good for 3rd in the NL behind the Cardinals' Adam Wainwright (1.99) and the Braves' Tim Hudson (2.13).

The Phils snapped their 38-inning Citi Field scoreless streak in the 4th inning.  Halladay started things off with a single, the second Phillies' pitcher to have the first Phillies' hit in as many days.  He later came around to score on a clutch, 2-out single from Placido Polanco.  The Phillies' remaining 3 runs were all unearned, resulting from costly errors from Mets' second baseman Ruben Tejada in the 5th and from third baseman David Wright in the 6th.  The additional gift runs provided a nice buffer as Ryan Madson loaded the bases in the 9th, only to strike out the side and work out of the jam.

Meanwhile, in Florida:  Chase Utley went 1 for 3 with a triple in a rehab start with the High A Clearwater Threshers.  The quick-healing Utley could be back with the Phils by Tuesday night when the Phils open a series with the Wild Card leading Giants.

1992 Throwback?:  Why would we want to throw back to 1992?  This is an insert set featured within Topps' 2010 Bowman release.  There are 7 Phillies in the set, including this Halladay card.  I'm guessing Topps is starting to run out of vintage releases from which to recycle designs, so now we're starting to see recycled designs from the early '90s.  I have a bad feeling about this.


Charles @ Hoopography said...

When will they start recycling recycled designs?

Jim said...

I think they already have - the last decade of the Bowman base set uses pretty much the same design every year.

Goose Joak said...

Agreed about Bowman. I mean seriously...