Saturday, April 22, 2017

2017 Topps Phillies #PHI-5 Hector Neris

Phillies 6, Mets 4
Game 15 - Thursday Night, April 20th in Flushing
Record - 6-9, Tied for 4th place, 4 games behind the Nationals

One Sentence Summary:  The Phillies took advantage of some sloppy defense to defeat Noah Syndergaard and the Mets, 6-4.

What It Means:  The Phillies won this series and they opened a weekend series with the Braves on Friday night.

What Happened:  Three of the five runs allowed by Syndergaard in the first three innings were unearned due to Mets errors.  Tommy Joseph went 3 for 4 with an RBI and Maikel Franco hit a solo home run (3) in the eighth.

Aaron Nola earned the win, allowing four runs on seven hits over five innings.  Closer-of-the-day Hector Neris locked down the ninth for his first save of the season.

Featured Card:  Manager Pete Mackanin isn't committing at this point to either Neris or Joaquin Benoit as the team's closer, preferring to make his decision game by game.  Neris earned a card in the first series of the Topps flagship set this year, due to his fine relief from last season.  He has a similar card, albeit with a white Topps logo, in the retail team set.

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