Wednesday, April 29, 2015

2014 Grandstand Reading Fightin Phils #14 Severino Gonzalez

Cardinals 11, Phillies 5
Game 21 - Tuesday Night, April 28th in St. Louis
Record - 8-13, Tied for 4th Place, 7 games behind the Mets

One Sentence Summary:  Severino Gonzalez got knocked around in his Major League debut as the Cardinals easily handled the Phillies, 11-5.

What It Means:  Gonzalez was called upon to make a spot start as Chad Billingsley (currently on a rehab assignment in Triple A) is expected to join the rotation soon.

What Happened:  Gonzalez didn't escape the third inning and his final line wasn't pretty - seven runs on ten hits and two walks.

2015 Topps #118
Featured Cards:  I've already shown off one of the two cards of Gonzalez I have in my collection from 2014.  This the other 2014 card of his in my collection, from the Reading Fightin Phils team set.

Transactions:  Gonzalez had his contract selected from Lehigh Valley while reliever Hector Neris was optioned back to Lehigh Valley.  To make room for Gonzalez on the 40-man roster, pitcher Jonathan Pettibone was transferred to the 60-day disabled list.

In a somewhat surprising roster move, Domonic Brown was activated from the disabled list . . . and then optioned to Lehigh Valley.  The official word is that the Phillies want him to get more at-bats.  Brown had 72 hours to report after being optioned and he was a no-show for the IronPigs last night.  He decided to report tonight and he's in the IronPigs starting line-up.

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