Friday, September 26, 2014

2008 Chachi #18 Kyle Kendrick

Phillies 2, Marlins 1
Game 158 - Wednesday Night, September 24th in Miami
Record - 72-86, 5th Place, 21 games behind the Nationals

One Sentence Summary:  Kyle Kendrick, pitching perhaps his final game with the Phillies, turned in a memorable appearance on the mound and at the plate as the Phils won, 2-1.

What It Means:  Kendrick's 10 victories now leads the team and he lowered his ERA to 4.61.

What Happened:  Kendrick pitched seven strong innings, allowing a run on six hits.  He also went 3 for 3 at the plate, including an RBI double in the seventh.  Jonathan Papelbon, fresh off his crotch-grabbing induced suspension, shut down the Marlins in the ninth to record his 38th save.

Featured Card:  There are still a number of 2006-2008 Chachi cards that were created pre-blog that have never been seen outside the friendly confines of the real Phillies Room.  This is Kendrick's card from the 2008 Chachi set, from a year in which he went 11-9 with a 5.49 ERA in 30 starts for the eventual World Champs.

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