Thursday, July 28, 2016

1978 Kellogg's #26 Larry Bowa

Marlins 11Phillies 1
Game 103 - Wednesday Afternoon, July 27th in Miami
Record - 46-57, 4th place, 14 games behind the Nationals

One Sentence Summary:  The Phillies were easily defeated on all fronts in this afternoon matinee with the Marlins, losing convincingly by an 11-1 score.

What It Means:  Per this Tweet from Phillies beat writer Meghan Montemurro, through the first six games of the current road trip, the Phillies are hitting .164 (9 for 55) with runners in scoring position.

What Happened:  Zach Eflin couldn't figure out the Marlins, allowing seven runs on nine hits and four walks in five innings of work.  In a line-up shake-up featuring Taylor Featherston at second, Tyler Goeddel in left and Jimmy Paredes in right, the offense left 10 runners on base and went 1 for 8 with runners in scoring position.  Cesar Hernandez continued his season long adventure on the base paths, getting picked off first and committing his third base running mistake in four games.

Featured Card:  Bench coach Larry Bowa wisely got himself ejected in the fourth inning for arguing balls and strikes.  The lack of Phillies baseball card variety this season has forced me to feature an over abundance of 2016 Topps products or cards from the team-issued photo card sets.  Bowa's ejection, and the lack of any clear choice for a player to feature for this post, gives me the chance to mix it up a little and feature his groovy 3-D card from the 1978 Kellogg's set.

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

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