Friday, May 30, 2014

2007 Chachi #61 RBI Leaders - Howard, Utley & Burrell

Phillies 6, Rockies 3
Game 50 - Wednesday Night, May 28th in Philadelphia 
Record - 23-27, Tied for 4th Place, 4 games behind the Braves 

One Sentence Summary:  Ryan Howard's dramatic, three-run home run in the bottom of the ninth gave the Phillies a 6-3 walk-off win.

What It Means:  It means the Phillies took the series from the Rockies, and somehow following this game they're only four games out of first place in the N.L. East.  If they could just get hot . . .

What Happened:  Howard's heroics in the ninth were made possible by Chase Utley's game-tying RBI single, putting runners on first and third.  Lost in the afterglow of Howard's big hit was the performance turned in by reliever Mike Adams in the seventh.  Antonio Bastardo began that inning by walking the bases loaded and the Rockies could have (should have) easily blown the game open at that point.  Adams came in from the bullpen and induced a double play ground out and then struck out Troy Tulowitzki on a called check-swing.

Featured Card:  I've enjoyed going through old Chachi sets recently, and I thought I'd post this card, paying tribute to the good ol' days and the team's 2007 RBI leaders.

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