Tuesday, August 23, 2011

2011 Topps Allen & Ginter #179 Shane Victorino

Phillies 9, Mets 4
Game 127 - Tuesday Night, August 23rd in Philadelphia

One Sentence Summary:  The Phillies coasted to another easy victory over the Mets, 9-4.

What It Means:  The Phillies improved to 83-44 and they'll go for the sweep tomorrow afternoon.  With the Braves winning too, the Phils maintained a 6 1/2 game lead in the division.

What Went Right:  Shane Victorino started the scoring with a solo home run in the third and John Mayberry, Jr. added a three-run home run a few batters later.  Victorino added a two-run triple in the fifth.

Vance Worley (9-1) turned in another solid outing, striking out a career high nine and allowing just a run on five hits in his seven innings of work.

Featured Card:  Nothing earth shaking here, it's just Victorino's 2011 Allen & Ginter's card.

Transaction:  Cole Hamels was placed on the disabled list today, although he expects to make his next start Monday.  The stint is retroactive to August 13th.  Pete Orr was recalled from Lehigh Valley to assist the team's battered infield.

In other news, reliever Jose Contreras will have season ending exploratory surgery on his pitching elbow.  He's been on the disabled list since June 20th.

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