Tuesday, September 27, 2011

2011 Bowman Platinum #87 Cliff Lee

Phillies 4, Braves 2
Game 160 - Monday Night, September 26th in Atlanta

One Sentence Summary:  The Phillies won their 100th game of the season as they fielded their regular line-up for just the sixth time since Hunter Pence was acquired in late July.

What It Means:  For the third time in franchise history, the Phillies have won 100 games in a season.  They won 101 in 1976 and 1977.  With the Cardinals losing as well, the Braves maintained a very slim one-game lead in the National League Wild Card race.

What Went Right:  Cliff Lee (17-8) performed well in his tune-up for a N.L.D.S. Game 2 start.  He allowed two runs on five hits while striking out six in six innings pitched.  Ryan Madson pitched a scoreless ninth for his 32nd save.

Jimmy Rollins tied up the ballgame, 2-2, with a solo line-drive home run in the fourth.  It was his 15th homer of the year.  Raul Ibanez gave the team the lead with an RBI-single in the sixth, driving home Shane Victorino.  Ibanez and Victorino repeated the sequence in the eighth to give the Phils a 4-2 lead.

Featured Card:  This is Lee's card from the 2011 Bowman Platinum set.  I picked up a Phillies team set on the cheap from eBay, as I've never actually opened a pack of anything Platinum or Premium or Ultimate or Legendary.

For the second year in a row on this blog, I've managed to chronicle the entire Phillies season with a game summary post following each win or loss.  I realize I'm not exactly breaking any news with these posts, but they're fun to do and it reminds me of the "good old days" when I used to track the team's daily happenings in my scrapbooks.  There are just two more regular season games remaining and then I'll begin featuring a Chachi card to commemorate each of the postseason games.  Thanks for following along and Go Phils!


Section 36 said...

I've enjoyed the summaries. Great effort!

Jim said...

Thanks! Now please have a serious talk with your Sox and tell them to get it together.