Friday, September 1, 2017

2017 Choice Lehigh Valley IronPigs #8 Ben Lively

Phillies 3, Marlins 2
Game 133 - Thursday Night, August 31st in Miami
Record - 50-83, 5th place

One Sentence Summary:  Ben Lively hit and pitched the Phillies to a 3-2 win over the Marlins.

What It Means:  I wonder if the Phillies can catch the Mets in the standings and exit the basement?  With 29 games to play, they're eight games behind the Mets in the loss column.

What Happened:  Lively allowed two runs in his six innings of work, on the way to winning his second game.  Adam Morgan continued to pitch well, and he's allowed only one earned run in his last 14 1/3 innings pitched.  Hector Neris loaded the bases before recording his 17th save.

Lively drove in two runs in the fourth on a single to center to break a 1-1 tie.

Featured Card:  Lively hasn't received a Phillies baseball card yet this year, and this is his card from the IronPigs team set.

Transaction:  As expected, Jerad Eickhoff landed on the disabled list and Ricardo Pinto was recalled to take his place on the roster.  Get ready for the flurry of September call-ups today!

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