Saturday, June 3, 2017

Autographed Phillies Missing Links Cards (and the Phillies Still Stink)

Giants 10, Phillies 0
Game 52 - Friday Night, June 2nd in Philadelphia
Record - 17-35, 5th place, 16 1/2 games behind the Nationals

One Sentence Summary:  Giants pitcher Ty Blach threw his first career complete game shutout as the Giants easily dismantled the Phillies, 10-0.

What It Means:  At some point, some changes need to be made to the Phillies roster.  Right?  I mean, they just can't keep running out the same guys night after night when they're getting absolutely destroyed.  These games aren't even remotely competitive at this point.

What Happened:  Jerad Eickhoff walked a career high five batters in his 2 2/3 innings before getting pulled.  The offense managed seven singles and had one runner in scoring position all night.

Featured Cards:  Turning away from the dreadful 2017 Phillies momentarily, reader and fellow collector Bill recently reached out to me about my Phillies Missing Links custom cards.  He was specifically interested in the original picture I used for the Bob Sebra card, as Sebra himself had requested a copy of it via e-mail.  I sent Bill the scan I used for the Sebra card (from the 1989 Phillies Yearbook) and in return Bill sent me the autographed cards seen here.

Bill is using some of the Phillies Missing Links cards to track down autographs of players who have never appeared on an official Phillies baseball card, and he was kind enough to send these duplicates to me for my collection.  Good luck with the chase Bill and thanks again for sending these autographs!

Transaction:  Outfielder Daniel Nava was activated from the disabled list prior to the game and reliever Ricardo Pinto was sent back down to the IronPigs.

1 comment:

Jim from Downingtown said...

By my calculations, the Phillies have stunk since trading Hunter Pence and Shane Victorino in July 2012 (and really, for most of the first part of that season as well).

Have they replaced those two even yet?