Sunday, September 25, 2011

2006 Topps Phillies Fan Appreciation Day #22 David Dellucci

Mets 2, Phillies 1 (Game 1)
Game 157 - Saturday Afternoon, September 24th in Flushing

One Sentence Summary:  Cole Hamels pitched a great ballgame, but the offense came up short again as the Phils fell to the Mets, 2-1.

What It Means:  This was getting ugly.  The Phillies lost their seventh in a row, and their record fell to 98-59 following this game.  It was the team's first seven-game losing streak since June 2006.

What Went Wrong:  Hamels was cruising along with a shutout until he allowed a seventh inning home run to pinch-hitter Valentino Pascucci.  It was Pascucci's first home run since October 2, 2004, when he was a member of the Montreal Expos.  Brad Lidge (0-2) allowed the winning run to score in the eighth.

Mets starter R.A. Dickey took a perfect game into the sixth inning and a no-hitter into the seventh.

Featured Card:  On June 29, 2006, the Phillies ended their seven game skid when starter Ryan Madson and closer Tom Gordon combined for a five-hit shutout against the Orioles.  The Phils won the game, 4-0, and the scoring was started on left fielder David Dellucci's two-run home run in the first.

1 comment:

Play at the Plate said...

Delucci had a decent year for Texas in '05, but I didn't know he had retired.