Sunday, June 29, 2014

2014 Choice Lehigh Valley IronPigs #18 Sean O'Sullivan

Braves 5, Phillies 1 (Game 2)
Game 81 - Saturday Night, June 28th in Philadelphia
Record - 36-45, 5th Place, 7 games behind the Braves

One Sentence Summary:  The Phillies couldn't get anything going as the Braves won easily, 5-1.

What It Means:  It means the Phillies were swept in yesterday's double header.  Kevin Cooney gets the Tweet of the night award, pointing out that the Phillies have only been worse than 36-45 four other times in the last 25 years at the half-way point - 1989, 1991, 1996 and 1997.  In three of those four seasons, they finished in last place. The Phils are on pace to go 72-90 this season.

What Happened:  The offense managed six hits and went 0 for 9 with runners in scoring position.  I feel like I've typed that same sentence at least a dozen times this season.

Featured Card:  Sean O'Sullivan got the call to start the second game of yesterday's double header and he did a decent job until he hit the sixth inning.  Through the first five innings, O'Sullivan allowed a run on five hits.  He ran into trouble in the sixth, allowing three straight two-out singles, before getting pulled for Mario Hollands.

O'Sullivan's last major cardboard appearance came in the 2011 Topps Update set when he was a member of the Royals.  This is his sole 2014 baseball card to date, featuring him with the IronPigs.  And yes, that's a strip of bacon on his hat.

Transaction:  To make room for O'Sullivan on the roster, infielder Ronny Cedeno was outrighted off the 40-man roster.  Following the game, Luis Garcia was optioned back to Lehigh Valley.

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