Sunday, June 19, 2016

1999 SkyBox Premium Autographics #42 Robert Person

Diamondbacks 10Phillies 2
Game 68 - Friday Night, June 17th in Philadelphia
Record - 30-38, 4th place, 13 games behind the Nationals

One Sentence Summary:  The free fall continued as every aspect of the Phillies game looked awful in a 10-2 loss to the Diamondbacks.

What It Means:  As pointed out in this Tweet from Meghan Montemurro, the 17 home runs allowed by Phillies pitchers in their last four games is a franchise record in a four-game span.  The previous record of 16 home runs allowed was set by the 1999 Phillies over two different four-game spans between September 3rd and September 6th, and between September 4th and September 7th.

I put together the little chart below to show those responsible for this damage.

What Happened:  A pair of errors by Cesar Hernandez led to three unearned runs in this game. Adam Morgan departed in the fifth having allowed 10 hits and seven runs, although he did strike out eight.  Cameron Rupp's two run triple in the first was the sole bright spot of this game.

Featured Card:  Despite appearing in 31 games for the 1999 Phillies, I believe this is Robert Person's only Phillies baseball card from that season.

Transaction:  Desperately in need of fresh bullpen arms, Colton Murray was sent down to Lehigh Valley and Severino Gonzalez was recalled to take his place.  Gonzalez had started seven games for the Phillies last season, pitching to a 7.92 ERA.  He's had more success so far this season as a reliever.

Be sure to check out the 2016 Season Summary page with game results and links to game summary posts.


Anonymous said...

I may be one of the few people to say "Hey, cool Robert Person autograph!"

Person broke into the Majors with the Mets, and one could argue that his biggest contribution to NY baseball was that the Mets got John Olerud in exchange for him.

Jim said...

Person's biggest contribution to the Phillies was that he inspired a fan group who named themselves "Person's People."