Monday, June 5, 2017

Galvis and Herrera Lead Phils to Series Win

2017 Topps Heritage #215
2017 Topps Heritage #247
Phillies 9, Giants 7
Game 54 - Sunday Afternoon, June 4th in Philadelphia
Record - 19-35, 5th place, 15 1/2 games ahead of the Nationals

One Sentence Summary:  The offense, led by Odubel Herrera and Freddy Galvis, erupted for nine runs as the Phillies won their first series since April.

What It Means:  This is the first three-game series win for the club since they swept the Braves April 21st through 23rd.  The Phils now head to Atlanta for a four-game series.

What Happened:  Herrera had two doubles and a fifth inning solo home run, knocking in three total runs.  Galvis homered from both sides of the plate (5 and 6) becoming the first player since Jimmy Rollins on July 20, 2011 to accomplish that feat.  Maikel Franco homered (7), his first since May 18th, to give the Phils the lead for good in the eighth.

Pat Neshek pitched a scoreless inning to notch the win, lowering his ERA to 0.84 in the process. Hector Neris recorded his fifth save.

Featured Cards:  I was going to flip a coin to decide between Galvis and Herrera and then I decided to just feature them both.  Here are their cards from the 1968-Topps inspired Topps Heritage set.

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