Thursday, April 20, 2017

2017 Topps Gypsy Queen #92 Vince Velasquez

Mets 5, Phillies 4
Game 14 - Wednesday Night, April 19th in Flushing
Record - 5-9, 5th place, 4 games behind the Nationals

One Sentence Summary:  Jay Bruce hit two home runs leading to this 5-4 Mets win.

What It Means:  Ugh.

What Happened:  Vince Velasquez was pitching a great ballgame until he allowed Bruce's three-run home run in the sixth.  Bruce added a two-run shot off Edubray Ramos in the eighth.

Michael Saunders had a pair of hits and an RBI, while Cesar Hernandez went 0 for 5, snapping his 11-game hitting streak.

Featured Card:  Velasquez has been maddeningly inconsistent in his short career so far, but he's only 24 and I think the best is yet to come.  Here's his card from the recently released Topps Gypsy Queen set.

Transaction:  Ben Lively joined Mark Leiter, Jr. in the bullpen before the game, as the young prospect was recalled from Lehigh Valley to take the place of Pat Neshek.  Neshek was placed on the paternity leave list and Lively's stay (for now) will be temporary.

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