Saturday, August 30, 2014

2014 Phillies Team Issue 2 #55 David Buchanan

Mets 4, Phillies 1
Game 134 - Friday Night, August 29th in Flushing
Record - 61-73, 5th Place, 15 1/2 games behind the Nationals

One Sentence Summary:  Grady Sizemore was the hero on Wednesday, but the goat on Friday as his dropped fly ball allowed the Mets to score three times in the seventh and ultimately win the game, 4-1.

What It Means:  The Phils will have to wait a little longer before handing over last place to the Mets.

What Happened:  My one sentence summary pretty much sums it up.  The score was tied 1-1 in the seventh when Jake Diekman walked two and hit a batter to load the bases.  Justin De Fratus came in with two outs and induced a short fly ball to left, which Sizemore dropped.

Featured Card:  My wife Jenna actually yelled at the TV when Domonic Brown pinch-hit for starting pitcher David Buchanan in the seventh.  Buchanan had only thrown 64 pitches to that point, and was pretty much cruising.  Brown grounded into a double play to end the inning, Diekman came in and did his thing, and it turned out that maybe Buchanan should have stayed in the game.  So this card is for her.

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