Monday, July 31, 2017

2016 Stadium Club #166 Freddy Galvis

Phillies 2, Braves 1
Game 102 - Sunday Afternoon, July 30th in Philadelphia
Record - 38-64, 5th place, 23 1/2 games behind the Nationals

One Sentence Summary:  Vince Velasquez turned in one of his best performances of the year and Freddy Galvis delivered a walk-off winning hit in the bottom of the ninth, sending the Phillies to a 2-1 win.

What It Means:  The Phillies are 9-6 since the All-Star break and they've won eight of their last 11 games.

What Happened:  Velasquez held the Braves scoreless through seven innings, striking out six.  Odubel Herrera manufactured the Phillies' first run in the fourth, reaching on a bunt single, going to second on a wild pitch, going to third when Maikel Franco grounded out, and scoring on a passed ball.  Andrew Knapp started things off in the ninth with a double, eventually coming around to score on Galvis' winning single to right.

Featured Card:  On top of his winning hit, it seemed as if Galvis was making an incredible defensive play every inning.  If he doesn't win a Gold Glove this year, something is wrong.

Transactions:  Pedro Beato, having thrown just 10 pitches in his return to the majors, was placed on the disabled list and Mark Leiter, Jr. was recalled from the IronPigs.  Outfielder Hyun Soo Kim, acquired from the Orioles on Friday night, was added to the active roster.

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