|2005 Topps Heritage #348|
Game 130 - Sunday Afternoon, August 24th in Philadelphia
Record - 58-72, 5th Place, 17 1/2 games behind the Nationals
One Sentence Summary: Jerome Williams pitched eight strong innings as the Phillies easily dismissed the Cardinals, 7-1.
What It Means: By winning both series against the Mariners and Cardinals, the Phillies won their first back-to-back series since April.
What Happened: Williams allowed just a run on five hits in his outing, winning his second game with the club and lowering his ERA in his three starts to 1.77. He also executed a perfect safety squeeze in the second, bringing home Cody Asche for the team's second run. Ben Revere had two more hits in this game to raise his average to .314 and tie him with the Rockies Justin Morneau for the National League batting lead.
Featured Card: Sadly, Williams might not ever appear on a real, cardboard Phillies baseball card which means I'll need to make due with featuring his older non-Phillies baseball cards if he continue to be the main factor in upcoming Phillies wins. Williams appeared in three straight Topps Heritage sets from 2003 to 2005 as a member of the Giants, and this is his 2005 card which used the classic 1956 Topps design.