Monday, August 29, 2016

2016 Choice Reading Fightin Phils Top Prospects #1 Jorge Alfaro

Mets 9Phillies 4
Game 128 - Friday Night, August 26th in Flushing
Record - 59-69, 4th place, 16 games behind the Nationals

One Sentence Summary:  Four home runs and Bartolo Colon downed Adam Morgan and the Phillies, 9-4.

What It Means:  This was the team's first game in the post-Carlos Ruiz era.  Chooch started on Friday night for the Dodgers, batting sixth and going 1 for 3 in a 6-4 loss to the Cubs.  Chase Utley batted eighth for the Dodgers and had one hit in five at-bats.

What Happened:  Jose Reyes and Asdrubal Cabrera led off the bottom of the first with back-to-back home runs off Morgan.  Wilmer Flores put the game out of reach with a grand slam off Frank Herrmann in the sixth.  Colon pitched seven innings, holding the Phillies to six hits and striking out six.

Featured Card/Transaction:  While waiting for the arrival of new back-up catcher A.J. Ellis, the Phillies recalled catcher Jorge Alfaro from Double-A Reading.  Alfaro did not make it into the game, and he's expected to re-join the Phillies on a more permanent basis once Reading's postseason schedule wraps up.

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