Saturday, August 29, 2015

2015 Grandstand Reading Fightin Phils #45 Elvis Araujo

Mets 9, Phillies 5 (13 Innings)
Game 128 - Thursday Night, August 27th in Philadelphia
Record - 50-78, 5th Place, 21 1/2 games behind the Mets

One Sentence Summary:  The Phillies fell to the Mets in 13 innings by a score of 9-5 as Hector Neris allowed four unanswered runs in the top of the 13th

What It Means:  The Mets swept the Phillies in the four game series.

What Happened:  Aaron Harang had another Harang-esque outing, allowing five runs over six innings of work.  The bullpen shut down the Mets in the seventh through the 12th innings until Neris' implosion in the 13th.  Aaron Altherr had two doubles for the Phillies, but the offense overall went 1 for 8 with runners in scoring position.

Featured Card:  After Elvis Araujo's fifth pitch of the 11th inning, he crumpled to the ground in pain.  It was later revealed that Araujo had suffered a left groin strain and he's most likely disabled list-bound.  Araujo had been a bright spot in the Phillies bullpen this year, appearing in 40 games and having one of the lower WHIPs on the pitching staff at 1.385.

Araujo was signed as a free agent by the Phillies in November after spending six years in the Indians system.  He started the season in Double-A Reading and was recalled back in early May after just 7 games with the Fightin Phils.  Araujo has never pitched above the Double-A level prior to this season.  Other than his card in the team's second series photo card set, his only other 2015 baseball cards can be found in the Reading Fightin Phils' team sets.

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