Tuesday, May 29, 2012

2012 Phillies Team Issue #24 Ty Wigginton

Phillies 8, Mets 4
Game 50 - Monday Afternoon, May 28th in Flushing
Record - 26-24, Tied for 4th Place, 4 games behind the Nationals

One Sentence Summary:  Cole Hamels pitched and Ty Wigginton hit the Phillies to victory on Memorial Day afternoon, defeating the Mets 8-4.

What It Means:  It means the Phillies continue to play well, despite the potentially devastating loss of Roy Halladay.  (Halladay is scheduled to have his sore right shoulder examined today.)

What Went Right:  Wigginton paced the offense with a career-high six RBIs, which included a two-run double in the third and a three-run home run in the ninth.  John Mayberry, Jr. added a two-run home run in the sixth.

Hamels became the first pitcher in the Majors to reach eight wins this year.  He allowed four runs on seven hits (including two home runs) while striking out six.  He was aided in a few spots by more stellar defense from rookie Freddy Galvis.

Featured Card:  This is Wigginton's lone 2012 Phillies baseball card to date.  He's featured in Series One of the Topps release, but as a member of the Rockies - his 2011 team.

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