Phillies 6, Reds 5
Game 9 - Monday Night, April 9th in Philadelphia
Record - 4-5, 4th place, 4 games behind the Mets
One Sentence Summary: A pinch-hit home run from Nick Williams in the eighth inning was the difference in this game, as the Phillies won 6-5.
What It Means: The offense had only six hits, but they made them count.
What Happened: Rhys Hoskins (2) hit a two-run home run in the first, and Scott Kingery collected his first Major League home run in the second. Ben Lively labored through 5 2/3 innings, allowing five runs on nine hits while striking out seven. Hector Neris pitched a scoreless ninth to earn his first save of the season.
Featured Card: Williams has voiced his disappointment publicly at not being included in the line-up more regularly but he can take solace in earning the card for this post. His Topps Opening Day card features a different photo than what was used for his 2018 Topps flagship card.
Field Report: I sat this one out, but Jenna and Ben attended this game with Jenna's Dad and her brother in celebration of her Dad's birthday. Yes, they were cold.