Friday, September 22, 2017

2016 Topps Now #362 Chase Utley

Dodgers 5, Phillies 4
Game 153 - Thursday Afternoon, September 21st in Philadelphia
Record - 61-92, 5th place

One Sentence Summary:  The Dodgers came from behind to win the ballgame 5-4 and avoid the four-game sweep by the Phillies.

What It Means:  The Phils will head to Atlanta for one final road trip before coming home to wrap up the 2017 season.

What Happened:  Mark Leiter, Jr. was effective, allowing three runs (one earned) in his six innings of work.  Ricardo Pinto allowed a solo home run to Andre Ethier that tied the game and he was responsible for the winning run that eventually scored when Hoby Milner was on the mound.

Nick Williams hit a two-run home run (11) in the third and Rhys Hoskins doubled two runs home in the fifth.

Featured Card:  Could this have been Chase Utley's final appearance in Philadelphia?  It seems as if Utley wants to continue to play next season, but he's recently admitted that he doesn't have much time remaining as an active player.  This is his Topps Now card from last season commemorating his first return trip to Philadelphia.

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