Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Game 4 - 2017 Topps Now #564 Ben Lively

Mets 2, Phillies 0
Game 4 - Tuesday Night, April 3rd in New York
Record - 1-3, Tied for 4th place, 2 1/2 games behind the Nationals

One Sentence Summary:  Matt Harvey and four Mets relievers held the Phillies offense to three singles in this 2-0 loss.

What It Means:  The Phillies had an ultra-rare Sunday off day followed by a snow-out on Monday.  It appeared as if the bats remained on hiatus on Tuesday night.  The game was streamed on the NBC sports app, meaning it was a radio broadcast only night in our household.

What Happened:  Ben Lively did his job, allowing two runs over 5 2/3 innings.  He struck out five.  Rhys Hoskins had one of the three hits and he's hit safely through the first four (now five) games.

Featured Card:  Lively has had success against the Mets in the past, and he earned this Topps Now card thanks to his performance last September 5th.  In that 9-1 Phillies victory, he threw seven innings and drove in four runs.  Two RBIs came courtesy of a fourth inning, two-run home run.

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