Wednesday, September 6, 2017

2015 Topps Heritage Minor League #167 Ben Lively

Phillies 9, Mets 1
Game 138 - Tuesday Night, September 5th in Flushing
Record - 53-85, 5th place, 31 games behind the Nationals

One Sentence Summary:  Ben Lively threw seven strong innings and drove in four runs in this 9-1 win over the Mets.

What It Means:  For the first of what is hopefully many, many times, J.P. Crawford, Rhys Hoskins, Nick Williams and Jorge Alfaro were all in the line-up together.

What Happened:  Lively had a two-run single in the second and a two-run home run in the fourth. On the mound, he picked up his third win, allowing one run on four hits. Alfaro had a three-hit night along with Freddy Galvis.  Williams stroked a bases-clearing double to cap the six-run fourth.

2015 Topps Heritage
Minor League #208
Featured Cards:  Lively became the first pitcher since Cliff Lee in 2013 to have a four RBI game.  He and Crawford both had cards in the 1966 Topps-inspired 2015 Topps Heritage Minor League set.

Transaction:  After helping the IronPigs reach the playoffs, Crawford had his contract selected from the IronPigs.  He's expected to see time at short, third and second for the Phillies over the final weeks of the season.  Pedro Florimon was placed on the 60 day disabled list to clear room for Crawford.

Phillies Debuts:  Crawford is the 13th player to make his Major League debut this season with the Phillies, and the 24th new Phillie overall.

24. J.P. Crawford (3b) - Started at third, batting seventh.  Reached on an error in the second in his first at-bat and came around to score his first run.  Singled in the fifth off Mets pitcher Josh Smoker.  Went 1 for 5 with a run scored and two strikeouts.

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