Game 156 - Sunday Afternoon, September 27th in Washington
Record - 59-97, 5th Place, 30 games behind the Mets
One Sentence Summary: Most of the action in this 12-5 Phillies victory happened late as the Phillies scored eight runs in the ninth after Nationals closer Jonathan Papelbon choked Bryce Harper in the dugout.
What It Means: I can't believe I just wrote that sentence. Harper failed to run hard to first base following an eighth inning pop-up and Papelbon greeted him at the top steps of the dugout with words of frustration and the eventual neck grab. The two had to be separated in the Nationals dugout with Phillies Room favorite and current Nationals hitting coach Rich Schu leading the charge.
|1986 Topps Stickers #122|
Also, Aaron Altherr made a spectacular diving catch for the final out of the eighth inning.
Featured Cards: I was going to be snarky and feature a Papelbon card, or even a Schu card, but I'll take the high road and post Blanco's first ever Phillies card from earlier in the season.
Oh what the heck, here's a Schu oddball-ish sticker just because he's only been on the blog once so far in 2015.