Wednesday, August 3, 2016

2016 Topps Gypsy Queen #225 Aaron Altherr

Phillies 13Giants 8
Game 108 - Tuesday Night, August 2nd in Philadelphia
Record - 49-59

One Sentence Summary:  Cesar Hernandez, Aaron Altherr and Maikel Franco had 11 hits and nine RBIs in this 13-8 slugfest of a win over Madison Bumgarner and the Giants.

What It Means:  The Phillies blew three separate leads, but scored a season high 13 runs.

What Happened:  The first three hitters in the Phillies line-up, Hernandez, Altherr and Franco went 11 for 14 with nine runs scored and nine RBIs.  Hernandez and Franco both enjoyed four hit nights while Altherr drove in five runs.  Altherr hit a two-run home run (2) in the first and Franco hit a three-run home run (20) in the second - both off Giants starter Bumgarner.

Cameron Rupp put the game away with a three-run home run (11) in the eighth.

Featured Card:  Altherr has been a breath of fresh air in an otherwise stagnant line-up since his return from a wrist injury.  This is his card from this year's Topps Gypsy Queen release.

Transaction:  Prior to the game, the struggling Andrew Bailey was designated for assignment and Luis Garcia was recalled from Lehigh Valley.

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

No comments: