Wednesday, May 28, 2014

2014 Topps Gypsy Queen Autographs #GQA-BR Ben Revere

Rockies 6, Phillies 2
Game 49 - Tuesday Night, May 27th in Philadelphia
Record - 22-27, Tied for 4th Place, 5 games behind the Braves

One Sentence Summary:  Ben Revere hit his first career home run, but it wasn't nearly enough to overcome the Rockies as the Phillies lost, 6-2.

What It Means:  It means a nice effort from Cole Hamels was wasted yet again.

What Happened:  Hamels was nearly flawless through six innings, but then allowed a three-run home run to Phillie-killer Wilin Rosario in the seventh.  The Phillies scored via two solo home runs - Darin Ruf's first of the year and Revere's "historic" blast.

Revere's home run came in the seventh inning against Rockies pitcher Boone Logan in his 1,466th career at-bat.  That's the longest homerless streak at the start of a player's career since Frank Tavares went 1,594 at-bats without a home run between 1972 and 1977.

Featured Card:  I had toyed with the idea of creating a Season Highlights card to honor Revere's feat, but then the thought of drawing further attention to a symbol of this team's mediocrity sort of made me glum.  So instead, here's a sharp looking autographed card of Revere in an effort to stave off the glumness.

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