Wednesday, June 15, 2011

2011 Topps #199 Jimmy Rollins

Phillies 8, Marlins 1 (Game 1)
Game 68 - Wednesday Afternoon, June 15th in Philadelphia

One Sentence Summary:  Riding a six-run third inning and a fine performance from Kyle Kendrick, the Phillies blasted the Marlins for the second game in a row, 8-1.

What It Means:  Hooray for the offense!  The Phillies are now 42-26.

What Went Right:  Jimmy Rollins and Wilson Valdez enjoyed big days at the plate.  Rollins finished with four RBIs, including his three-run home run in the third.  Rollins' big hit followed Valdez' bases-clearing triple a few batters earlier.

Kendrick (4-4), who may be heading back to the bullpen following this start, pitched seven strong innings, allowing just a run on five hits while striking out five.

Featured Card:  I still need to find some time to update my Topps Series 2 wantlists . . . This is Rollins' base card featured in Series 1 from way back in February.  Rollins is wearing the alternate day uniform the team wore this afternoon, before changing into their normal home white pinstriped uniforms for tonight's game.


Anonymous said...

Update the wantlists? Hell, I'm still trying to find out all the Phillies cards and inserts from Series 2. However, I did already nail my biggest want from the series: the Cliff Lee autograph. I'm still hoping that Topps will issue a Halladay autograph in sufficient enough quantities that I won't have to sell my firstborn to acquire it.

Jim said...

Wow - I didn't realize there was a Cliff Lee autograph in Series 2. That's definitely going on the want list.