Wednesday, May 24, 2017

1991 Medford Phillies Update #49 Tommy Greene

Rockies 8, Phillies 2
Game 43 - Tuesday Night, May 23rd in Philadelphia
Record - 15-28, 5th place, 11 1/2 games behind the Nationals

One Sentence Summary:  The surging Rockies continued to punish the hapless Phillies, winning this game easily, 8-2.

What It Means:  The loss dropped the Phillies into sole possession of last place in the division.  The paid attendance of 17,109 was also a season low.

What Happened:  The slumping Maikel Franco, Michael Saunders and Cameron Rupp were all given the night off.  The offense went 0 for 7 with runners in scoring position.  Aaron Altherr had a pair of hits and Andrew Knapp (2) hit a solo home run in the ninth off Chad Qualls.  Zach Eflin allowed all eight runs in his six innings of work.

Featured Card:  The 2017 Phillies aren't giving me much to write about, so here's a look back at this day in Phillies history.  On May 23, 1991, Tommy Greene no-hit the Expos in Montreal.  Phungo ran a few posts last year showing three of the baseball cards to commemorate this event, and in my recent checklisting activities I came across a fourth card shown here.  This card was released with the Medford Phillies Update set available for sale at Veterans Stadium late in the 1991 season.

To recap, I believe this is your master checklist for collecting baseball cards celebrating Greene's no-hitter.

Transaction:  The Phillies placed Daniel Nava on the ten-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain and Adam Morgan was once again recalled from the IronPigs.

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