Tuesday, May 16, 2017

2017 Topps Gypsy Queen #251 Pat Neshek

Nationals 6, Phillies 5 (Game 2)
Game 35 - Sunday Night, May 14th in Washington
Record - 14-21, 3rd place, 9 games behind the Nationals

One Sentence Summary:  The Phillies battled in this one, but a two-run home run by Michael Taylor off Pat Neshek in the eighth put the Nationals ahead for good, 6-5.

What It Means:  Thankfully, the Phils won't see the Nationals again until mid-September.  In 12 meetings already this season, the Phillies are a respectable 5-7 against the Nationals and they were close in each game they lost.

What Happened:  Freddy Galvis had a big two-run triple in the eighth to give the Phillies a short-lived 5-4 lead.  Neshek had a 12 2/3 innings scoreless streak going over his first 14 games of the season before Taylor hit his blast.

Featured Card:  Neshek, a noted baseball card collector himself, already has two mainstream baseball card releases.  He has a card in the Topps Heritage set as well as the card featured here from Topps Gypsy Queen.

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