Friday, April 14, 2017

2017 Topps Heritage #295 Maikel Franco

Mets 5, Phillies 4
Game 9 - Wednesday Night, April 12th in Philadelphia
Record - 3-6, 4th place, 3 games behind the Mets

One Sentence Summary:  Maikel Franco hit his second career grand slam but the early hole dug by Vince Velasquez was too much to overcome and the Mets won, 5-4.

What It Means:  As Meghan Montemurro pointed out on Twitter, with this series sweep, the Phillies are 18-42 against the Mets since 2014 and they've been outscored 347-218 (-129 run differential) in those games. That's not good.

What Happened:  Velasquez had another short outing, allowing all five Mets runs in the first five innings on five hits and four walks.

Featured Card:  Franco has cards in all this year's early baseball card releases, including this card from the Topps Heritage set.

Transaction:  Luis Garcia was recalled from Lehigh Valley prior to this game to take Adam Morgan's spot on the roster and in the bullpen.

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