Friday, August 17, 2012

1986 Fleer Update #U-99 Ron Roenicke

Brewers 7, Phillies 4
Game 118 - Thursday Night, August 16th in Milwaukee
Record - 54-64, 4th Place, 19 games behind the Nationals

One Sentence Summary:  Josh Lindblom loaded the bases in the eighth and then allowed a crushing grand slam to Corey Hart as the Phillies dropped one late to the Brewers, 7-4.

What It Means:  Lindblom, acquired from the Dodgers in the Shane Victorino deal, is 0-1 with a 10.80 ERA since moving east.  That's not very good.

What Went Wrong:  Cliff Lee allowed three home runs in his 7+ inning outing, striking out 12 along the way.  But he's still stuck on just two wins for the season after Lindblom's performance.  For what it's worth, right fielder Domonic Brown came thisclose to catching Hart's grand slam ball and ending the Brewers threat.  With two outs and nobody on in the eighth, third baseman Kevin Frandsen made a crucial throwing error to allow the floodgates to open.

Featured Card:  For a few months during the 1986 season, and for reasons completely forgotten by me, Ron Roenicke was my favorite Phillies player.  The current Brewers manager appeared on seven baseball cards as a Phillie, including this one from the underrated 1986 Fleer set.

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