Thursday, August 27, 2015

1996 Pinnacle Aficionado #172 Mike Grace

Mets 9, Phillies 4
Game 127 - Wednesday Night, August 26th in Philadelphia
Record - 50-77, 5th Place, 20 1/2 games behind the Mets

One Sentence Summary:  The Phillies scored four runs late, but it wasn't enough to overcome an early deficit and the Mets won again, 9-4.

What It Means:  As a Lifelong Mets Dis-Liker, it pains me to admit that they Mets are actually really good this year.

What Happened:  For Phillies fans, the four-run eighth inning was the sole highlight of this game.  The big hit was a two-run double from Cameron Rupp.

Featured Card:  Phillies starting pitcher Jared Eickhoff got roughed up in the first inning, allowing three runs on four hits.  But then he settled into a groove and at one point retired 16 straight Mets batters.  Per this Tweet from the Philadelphia Inquirer's Jake Kaplan, Eickhoff became the first Phillies rookie pitcher to retire that many consecutive batters since Mike Grace retired 17 straight in a game from 1996.  And now you know.

1 comment:

Steve F. said...

And we know how it all worked out for Mike Grace. He went on to finish second in ROY balloting, had a 16 year career, made 3 All Star Games, and is generally thought of as one of the good guys in the game.

What? Oh, sorry. That was Mark Grace....