Sunday, May 27, 2012

2012 Topps Phillies #PHI3 Kyle Kendrick

Phillies 4, Cardinals 0
Game 48 - Saturday Night, May 26th in St. Louis
Record - 25-23, 5th Place, 4 games behind the Nationals

One Sentence Summary:  Kyle Kendrick tossed his first career complete game shutout, as the Phillies defeated the Cardinals, 4-0.

What It Means:  The Phils now have a modest three-game winning streak going and they'll go for the four-game series sweep this afternoon.

What Went Right:  Kendrick needed 94 pitches to limit the Cardinals to seven hits and notch his first career shutout.  He struck out four and added two sac bunts in the efficient effort.  Who knew Kendrick had this in him?

The Phils scored first when Shane Victorino's fourth inning RBI-double drove home Hunter Pence.  They added three more runs in the sixth with the big hit being John Mayberry, Jr.'s two-run double.

Featured Card:  Kendrick hasn't earned much cardboard love over the years, and he's appeared just twice on baseball cards so far in 2012.  Along with the card featured here, Kendrick appears within the team's postcard-sized set for sale at the ballpark.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

At least his appearance in this set means he will almost certainly appear in Topps Series 2 -- the question is whether the same photo will be used.