Friday, September 25, 2015

1956 Topps #114 Jim Owens

Marlins 1, Phillies 0
Game 153 - Thursday Night, September 24th in Miami
Record - 57-96, 5th Place, 29 games behind the Mets

One Sentence Summary:  Alec Asher had by far his best start of his big league career, but the offense couldn't produce anything for him in this 1-0 loss to the Marlins.

What It Means:  The Phillies offense looks completely wiped out and in need of a rest.

What Happened:  Asher allowed just a run on three hits in his seven innings of work and he collected his first single and double for good measure.  The bats went 1 for 7 with runners in scoring position.

Featured Card:  Asher's record dropped to 0-5, making him the first Phillies rookie pitcher to lose his first five starts since Jim Owens accomplished the feat in 1955 and 1956.  I've been spending a lot of time with the 1956 Topps set recently, getting ready to kick off something new.  Since I don't have Owens' 1955 Topps card in my collection yet, here's his 1956 Topps card which I first featured on the blog over six years ago.

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