Sunday, September 27, 2015

2015 Choice Lehigh Valley IronPigs #20 Colton Murray

Nationals 2, Phillies 1 (12 Innings)
Game 155 - Saturday Afternoon, September 26th in Washington
Record - 58-97, 5th Place, 30 games behind the Mets

One Sentence Summary:  The Phils tied the game in the eighth, but couldn't push another run across as the Nationals eventually prevailed in 12 innings, 2-1.

What It Means:  The Mets won their game, giving them the N.L. East pennant and eliminating the Nationals from postseason play.  We bounced between watching the Phillies game, the Mets game and the local news coverage of the Pope's visit to Philadelphia all afternoon.

What Happened:  Aaron Nola shut down the Nationals in his five innings of work, allowing six hits while striking out five.  Adam Loewen allowed a run in the sixth, but Brian Bogusevic tied it up with a double in the eighth.

Featured Card:  Entering yesterday's game, only three other players on the Phillies active roster had pitched less innings for the Phillies this season than Colton Murray:

  • Colton Murray - 5 innings, last pitched September 15th
  • Ken Roberts - 3 innings, last pitched September 16th
  • Nefi Ogando - 3 innings, last pitched September 16th
  • Jeff Francoeur - 2 innings, last pitched June 16th
Murray, understandably rusty, surrendered the game-winning double to Bryce Harper that scored the winning run for the Nationals.  I don't know a lot about Murray, but hopefully we'll see more of him next season with the Phillies.  This is his sole 2015 baseball card from the IronPigs first team set.

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