Monday, April 17, 2017

2017 Phillies Team Issue #53 Joaquin Benoit

Nationals 6, Phillies 4
Game 12 - Sunday Afternoon, April 16th in Washington
Record - 4-8, 5th place, 3 games behind the Marlins and Nationals

One Sentence Summary:  Joaquin Benoit and Bryce Harper combined to ruin Cesar Hernandez's big day as Harper's walk-off home run off the new Phillies' closer led to a 6-4 Nationals win.

What It Means:  I enjoyed relaxing and watching this game on Easter Sunday afternoon . . . until Benoit and Harper went and ruined it all.

What Happened:  Hernandez was on base four times with three hits and a walk, including a lead-off home run (3) to begin the game.  Daniel Nava and Tommy Joseph singled home two runs in the eighth to tie up the game at 3-3.  Freddy Galvis gave the Phillies a temporary lead in the ninth with a fielder's choice to score Aaron Altherr.

Harper homered off Benoit with two on and two outs in the ninth to give the Nationals the win and the series victory.

Featured Card:  This is the veteran Benoit's sole Phillies card to date, found within the team's photo card set.

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