Phillies 9, Rays 4
Game 13 - Saturday Night, April 14th in St. Petersburg
Record - 8-5, 2nd place, 3 games behind the Mets
One Sentence Summary: Led by strong performances from J.P. Crawford and Scott Kingery, the Phillies rode a six-run second inning to an eventual 9-4 win over the Rays.
What It Means: If the season were to have ended following this game, the Phillies and Braves would have been the two National League Wild Card teams. Let's see how long this lasts.
What Happened: Kingery and Crawford kicked off the big second inning with RBI doubles and Crawford would add a solo home run (2) in the fourth. Kingery added his second RBI double in the fifth. Odubel Herrera had a three-hit night and Nick Williams had a pair of hits.
On the mound, Jake Arrieta cruised through an 8-pitch first inning and then settled in to throw 6 2/3 total. He allowed three runs (two earned) on seven hits.
Featured Card: I have a ton of Crawford cards in my collection as Topps has been really enamored with the top prospect over the past few seasons. I'm more than happy to show some of these cards off in these game summary posts in which he stars. This is one of the cooler, new Crawford cards in my collection and it was available from hobby dealers when packs of Topps flagship cards were purchased.