Game 25 - Saturday Afternoon, April 27th in New York
Record - 11-14, 4th Place, 5 games behind the Braves
One Sentence Summary: Jonathan Pettibone earned his first career win with help from the back-to-back home runs Domonic Brown and John Mayberry, Jr. hit in the fifth.
What It Means: The frustratingly inconsistent offense came to life against Mets pitching and the Phils has a chance for a three game sweep. After the final game of the series this afternoon, the Phillies enjoy an off-day tomorrow and then open a quick two-game series in Cleveland on Tuesday.
What Went Right: The big blow was Brown's blast to center with two on, making it a 7-2 ballgame at the time. Mayberry followed on the very next pitch with a home run of his own. Michael Young had another three-hit game, raising his average to .353. Young and Jimmy Rollins both scored a pair of runs.
Pettibone pitched a decent ballgame, allowing three runs on seven hits over five innings of work.
Featured Card: Sure, Brown has struggled to shake his "suspect" tag over the past few seasons, but I still find it amusing that to date, he has as many 2013 Phillies baseball cards as Delmon Young. Brown has appeared in the Phillies team issued set, Topps Heritage and the Topps Phillies retail set. Young, who has yet to play for the Phillies, has also appeared in the Phillies team issued set, the Topps Phillies retail set and he has a base card in the Toppy Gypsy Queen release.
Featured here is Brown's card from the Phillies team issΩ ued set. On a side note, I may need to buy another set the next time I'm at Citizens Bank Park just to see if they've pulled the Yuniesky Betancourt and Ender Inciarte cards and replaced them with cards of Ezequiel Carrera and Pettibone.