Sunday, April 8, 2018

Game 7 - 2018 Topps Opening Day #80 Maikel Franco

Phillies 20, Marlins 1
Game 7 - Saturday Night, April 6th in Philadelphia
Record - 3-4, 4th place, 3 games behind the Mets

One Sentence Summary:  The offense came alive in this 20-1 pummeling of the Marlins.

What It Means:  We need more games like this.  The Phillies will go for the series sweep this afternoon with Jake Arrieta making his club debut.

What Happened:  Maikel Franco and Aaron Altherr had big nights, with each hitting grand slams.  Franco finished with 6 RBIs, a double and his slam (2).  Altherr's homer was his first of the season.  Carlos Santana (2) and Jorge Alfaro (1) also homered in the 20-hit offensive outburst, and Rhys Hoskins drove in three runs.  Hoskins was struck out by back-up catcher Bryan Holaday to end the eighth inning.

Vince Velasquez got the win with six solid innings of work and Jake Thompson notched the save (!) for his three scoreless innings of relief.

Featured Card:  It makes me so happy to see Franco swinging a hot bat, and I hope he can keep it up.

1 comment:

Steve F. said...

Watch out, Bryan Holaday--with another pitching performance like that (striking out Hoskins), you may get called up to the big club in the Bronx!