Thursday, August 11, 2016

2008 Upper Deck Timeline #10 Chase Utley

Dodgers 9Phillies 3
Game 115 - Late Tuesday Night, August 9th in Los Angeles
Record - 52-63, 4th place, 15 1/2 games behind the Nationals

One Sentence Summary:  Vince Velasquez was hit hard and the Phillies were easily defeated by the Dodgers, 9-3.

What It Means:  Once again, we watched the top of the first and Chase Utley's first at-bat and then called it a night.  Once again, we made the right decision.

What Happened:  Velasquez didn't make it out of the fifth inning, allowing nine runs on 11 hits in 4 2/3 innings.  Aaron Altherr (3) and Freddy Galvis (10) both homered for the Phils.

Featured Card:  Utley gets the featured card again by default, since no Phillies player did anything in this game to merit recognition.  Utley went 2 for 5.

Transaction:  Before the game, pitcher Zach Eflin landed on the disabled list with patellar tendinopathy in both knees.  I'm no doctor, but I believe this means his knees hurt.  Elvis Araujo joined the team again, and his stay is most likely temporary as the Phillies will need a starting pitcher to take Eflin's spot this coming week.

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

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