Sunday, May 6, 2018

Game 32 - 2018 Topps Heritage 1969 Topps Deckle Edge #23 Rhys Hoskins

Phillies 3, Nationals 1
Game 32 - Saturday Afternoon, May 5th in Washington
Record - 18-14, 2nd place, 1 game behind the Braves

One Sentence Summary:  Rhys Hoskins and Maikel Franco delivered the big hits in this 3-1 win over the Nationals.

What It Means:  The Phillies win coupled with the Braves win shook up the division standings in the N.L. East.  The Mets dropped to third with the Braves now maintaining a one-game lead over the Phillies.

What Happened:  Hoskins hit a two-run home run (5) in the first and Franco delivered an RBI-single in the sixth for an insurance run.  The defensive play of the game might have been a decoy play by shortstop Pedro Florimon in the ninth inning, convincing the runner from first (Trea Turner) that he was about to field a throw from the catcher when in fact the batter had popped out to second.  Florimon's quick thinking lead to Turner being doubled off.

Vince Velasquez allowed a run on just one hit but needed 92 pitches to get through five innings.

Featured Card:  Florimon could have earned the card for his play in the ninth, but it's been too long since Hoskins got the nod in one of these game summary posts.

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