Friday, April 13, 2018

Game 11 - 2018 Topps Now #12 Scott Kingery

Phillies 4, Reds 3 (12)
Game 11 - Wednesday Night, April 11th in Philadelphia
Record - 6-5, 3rd place, 4 games behind the Mets

One Sentence Summary:  Scott Kingery's sacrifice fly gave the Phillies the extra-inning win and salvaged another fantastic performance from Nick Pivetta.

What It Means:  As Todd Zolecki Tweeted, this is the first time the Phillies are over .500 after 11 games since the 2011 season when they were 8-3.  After an off-day Thursday, they open a three-game set in Tampa against the Rays on Friday night.

What Happened:  Pivetta ended up with the no decision after Hector Neris blew the save in the ninth.  Pivetta allowed two runs on five hits while striking out seven in seven innings.  Neris broke a 21-game consecutive save streak with his ninth inning troubles.

J.P. Crawford hit his first career home run in the second and Cesar Hernandez (2) followed with a bomb of his own in the fifth.  Odubel Herrera preserved the tie with a leaping, over the fence catch in the 10th to rob Scooter Gennett of a two-run home run.  Pedro Florimon reached in the 12th on a Gennett throwing error, went to third on a Crawford sac bunt and scored the winning run on Kingery's fly ball.

Featured Card:  The Topps Now delivery service this year so far has been lightning fast.  Kingery is already the recipient of two Topps Now cards - the card featured here from his debut and a card celebrating his grand slam from Tuesday night's game.

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