Thursday, August 17, 2017

2017 Topps #569 Jorge Alfaro

Padres 8, Phillies 4
Game 117 - Late Tuesday Night, August 15th in San Diego
Record - 43-74, 5th place, 28 games behind the Nationals

One Sentence Summary:  Home runs from Jorge Alfaro and Rhys Hoskins weren't enough to overcome Dinelson Lamet and the Padres in this 8-4 loss.

What It Means:  Every year, there's at least one or two of these west coast games for which I don't see one single pitch.  This was one of those games.

What Happened:  Mark Leiter, Jr. allowed eight runs (four earned) in his five innings of work.  The four unearned runs resulted from a Maikel Franco error.  Alfaro's fifth inning, two-run home run was his first int he majors, and Hoskins added a two-run home run (3) in the ninth.

Featured Card:  Alfaro, along with Roman Quinn and Jake Thompson, are all over this year's Topps releases.  Here's his card from Topps Series Two, his first appearance in the flagship set.

Transaction:  Daniel Nava was placed on the disabled list again with lower back issues and Cameron Perkins was recalled from the IronPigs.

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