Thursday, August 24, 2017

2015 Grandstand Reading Fightin Phils Update #21 Mark Leiter, Jr.

Phillies 8, Marlins 0
Game 125 - Wednesday Night, August 23rd in Philadelphia
Record - 46-79, 5th place, 29 1/2 games behind the Nationals

One Sentence Summary:  Mark Leiter, Jr. took a no-hitter into the sixth inning and Rhys Hoskins homered again as the Phillies defeated the Marlins, 8-0.

What It Means:  In the midst of all the darkness that is the Phillies 2017 season, there has occasionally been some light.

What Happened:  Leiter allowed just a hit while striking out five over seven innings.  Hoskins hit his 7th home run in his 14th game and drove in five runs.

Featured Card:  Hopefully, Leiter shows up in the 2017 Topps Update set but for now I'll need to keep featuring his minor league cards from prior years.

Transaction:  Nick Pivetta (who had been the 26th man in Tuesday's double header) was optioned back to the IronPigs.  In need of bullpen arms, Drew Anderson was recalled and Cameron Perkins was sent down.

1 comment:

Burnell said...

The 2017 Update set should be really interesting. I'm not sure if Williams or Hoskins will even have cards as their rookie cards are already in the 2018 checklist. This could be the smallest Update set the Phil's have had in a while.