Sunday, August 30, 2015

2013 Topps Pro Debut #15 Adam Morgan

Phillies 4, Padres 3
Game 130 - Saturday Night, August 29th in Philadelphia
Record - 52-78, Tied for 4th Place, 19 1/2 games behind the Mets

One Sentence Summary:  Adam Morgan, with support from Darnell Sweeney, pitched and hit his way to victory as the Phillies defeated the Padres, 4-3.

What It Means:  The Phils will go for the series sweep this afternoon.  And it's hard to believe there's only 32 games left of the 2015 season.

What Happened:  Morgan threw six strong innings allowing two unearned runs on four hits.  He collected his first big league RBI in the fourth for what would be the decisive run in this game.  Sweeney hit a two-run home run in the second to get the Phils on the board first.

Featured Card:  Morgan gets the nod over Sweeney for the featured card since (a) Morgan was impressive on the mound and at the plate and (b) I have no actual Sweeney baseball cards in my collection.
No cards for Altherr or Sweeney
Field Report:  Doug and I attended this game together and we were happy to pick up our Maikel Franco Fatheads as we entered the ballpark.  Doug's Maikel is situated prominently in his bedroom and my Maikel found some open wall space in the real Phillies Room.  Doug's younger brother Ben made away with the other Phillies logos and the Phanatic, that came with the main Maikel Fathead.

We were a little disappointed that Aaron Altherr and Sweeney didn't have giant line-up cards*, but our disappoinment vanished after Doug appeared on Phanavision three times during this game.  In his final appearance, he rocked a nice solo on Bongo Cam.  I'm now at an even .500 for the season as the Phillies are 6-6 in games I've attended.

*Not only didn't they have cards, Doug noticed they misidentified Sweeney as the starting third baseman.

Virtual Phillies Wall Update:  Alec Asher replaced Nefi Ogando on the Wall and Asher will make his first Major League start this afternoon.  Ogando did not appear in a game during his brief call-up, putting him in danger of replacing Ender Inciarte as the last player to be on the Phillies roster but not actually appear in a game.

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