Saturday, April 29, 2017

2016 Choice Reading Fightin Phils Playoff #2 Mark Leiter, Jr.

Dodgers 5, Phillies 3
Game 21 - Late Friday Night, April 28th in Los Angeles
Record - 11-10, 2nd place, 4 games behind the Nationals

One Sentence Summary:  Kenta Meada held the Phils to five hits over seven innings and Justin Turner had a two-run double in the sixth in this 5-3 loss to the Dodgers.

What It Means:  The six-game winning streak is over.

What Happened:  Jerad Eickhoff lasted 5 2/3 innings, surrendering five runs on nine hits and he's still looking for his first win of 2017.  Freddy Galvis had another multi-hit game including a two-run double in the third.

Featured Card:  Mark Leiter, Jr. made his Phillies debut (see below) and he and his father join Ruben Amaro and Ruben Amaro, Jr. as the only father-son combinations in Phillies history.

Phillies Debuts:  Ty Kelly made his debut in the top of the seventh and Leiter, Jr. entered the game in the bottom of the seventh.  Leiter, Jr. became the tenth player to make his Phillies debut this season and the third (along with Brock Stassi and Andrew Knapp) to make his major league debut.

  • Ty Kelly (ph) - Kelly pinch-hit for Luis Garcia in the seventh, striking out against Maeda.
  • Mark Leiter, Jr. (rhp) - Leiter, Jr. relieved Garcia and pitched a perfect seventh.  The second batter he faceed, Chase Utley, flied out to left.

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