Thursday, August 24, 2017

2017 Grandstand Reading Fightin Phils #23 Yacksel Rios

Marlins 7, Phillies 4 (Game 2)
Game 124 - Tuesday Night, August 22nd in Philadelphia
Record - 45-79, 5th place, 30 1/2 games behind the Nationals

One Sentence Summary:  Nick Pivetta was chased in the second inning and the Phillies couldn't recover as the Marlins won, 7-4.

What It Means:  The Phillies were swept in the double header, and the Marlins reached .500 for the first time since late April.

What Happened:  Pivetta allowed six runs in 1 1/3 innings.  Nick Williams (7), Andres Blanco (3) and Tommy Joseph (18) all homered for the Phils, with Christian Yelich taking a second home run away from Williams.

Featured Card:  Yacksel Rios made his big league debut in this game (see below) and this is the only 2017 baseball card of his in my collection to date.

Field Report:  Jenna, Doug, Ben and Uncle Drew made it to the sixth inning of Game 2 of the double header.  I found this incredibly impressive especially considering the Phillies were looking rough in both games.  At least they saw a lot of home runs!

Phillies Debuts:  Rios became the 12th Phillies player making his Major League debut when he entered in relief in the fifth inning.

22.  Yacksel Rios (rhp) - Relieved Edubray Ramos with one out in the fifth and a runner on second. Rios pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings, striking out two and walking one.

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