Thursday, August 13, 2015

1993 Conlon TSN #968 Hal Kelleher

Diamondbacks 13, Phillies 1
Game 114 - Late Tuesday Night, August 11th in Phoenix
Record - 45-69, 5th Place, 16 1/2 games behind the Mets

One Sentence Summary:  David Buchanan imploded in historically devastating fashion as the Diamondbacks pummeled the Phillies and won easily, 13-1.

What It Means:  The Phillies once again have the worst record in baseball.  Also, Maikel Franco was drilled in the wrist with a Jeremy Hellickson fastball and had to leave the game in the first inning.  X-rays on the wrist were negative, but Franco will miss at least a few games.

What Happened:  Buchanan allowed 11 runs in a painfully awful second inning on 11 hits and two walks.  The damage included a grand slam from David Peralta, a two-run home run from Aaron Hill, and two singles and three RBIs from opposing pitcher Hellickson.  To put this performance into perspective:
  • No Phillies starting pitcher had allowed 11 runs in an outing since Al Jurisch did it in 1947.
  • No Phillies pitcher had allowed 11 runs in an inning since Hal Kelleher did it in 1938.
  • Buchanan is the first Phillies starting pitcher ever to allow 11 earned runs in two inning or less since 1912, when earned runs were first tracked in the National League.
Featured Card:  I don't have any Jurisch cards in my collection, but thanks to the Conlon set from 1993, here's a card for Kelleher.

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