Friday, April 13, 2018

Game 10 - 2018 Topps Opening Day Stars #ODS-JC J.P. Crawford

Phillies 6, Reds 1
Game 10 - Tuesday Night, April 10th in Philadelphia
Record - 5-5, 4th place, 4 games behind the Mets

One Sentence Summary:  Aaron Nola was ace-like and Scott Kingery hit a grand slam, but the big hit was J.P. Crawford's tie-breaking RBI-single in the seventh.

What It Means:  Yes, the Reds aren't a very good team this year but the Phillies are looking good.

What Happened:  Reds starter Homer Bailey was no-hitting the Phillies through 5 1/3 before Cesar Hernandez singled in the sixth.  He'd score on Odubel Herrera's double to right.  With two outs in the seventh and Nick Williams on third (he had doubled), Crawford lined his big hit to right.  Kingery put the game out of reach with his slam in the eighth off Reds reliever Tanner Rainey.

Nola allowed a run on three hits in eight innings of work while striking out six.

Featured Card:  Crawford has gotten off to a slow start and was given Monday night off.  Entering play on Tuesday night, his average was an awful .043.  He's since found his swing and his average is slowly creeping up.

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