Monday, April 23, 2012

2012 Phillies Team Issue #10 Juan Pierre

One Day Catch-Up, Part 4 of 6

Phillies 4, Padres 1
Game 14 - Late Friday Night, April 20th in San Diego
Record - 7-7, 4th Place, 3 1/2 games behind the Nationals

One Sentence Summary:  The Phils rallied late, winning their 13th in a row at Petco Park, 4-1.

What It Means:  Following the game, the Phillies were back at .500 and out of the National League East basement.

What Went Right:  Brian Schneider picked a nice time for his first hit of 2012 with an RBI-single in the seventh to tie up the game, 1-1.  Juan Pierre followed with a two-run single.  Shane Victorino added a solo home run in the eighth, which came a few pitches after he was denied first after being hit by a pitch.  (The home plate umpire ruled that Victorino had leaned into the pitch.)

Cole Hamels earned his second win of the season after allowing just a run in his six innings of work.  The bullpen trio of Jose Contreras, Chad Qualls and Jonathan Papelbon held the Padres scoreless over the final three frames.

Featured Card:  I may not have a lot of opportunities to feature many of Pierre's 2012 cards in game summary posts this year.  And that could be a good thing, given that this card, his card from the team issued postcard set, is his sole card so far this year.  Amazingly enough, following this game, Pierre's .316 average led the team.

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