Saturday, May 12, 2018

Game 38 - 2008 Topps Allen & Ginter #302 Brad Lidge

Mets 3, Phillies 1
Game 38 - Friday Night, May 11th in Philadelphia
Record - 22-16, 2nd place, 1/2 game behind the Braves

One Sentence Summary:  Hector Neris blew it.

What It Means:  With the Braves also losing, the Phillies could have claimed first place for themselves, but Neris was unable to shut down the Mets in the ninth.

What Happened:  Jake Arrieta allowed five hits in his 7 1/3 innings, and Tommy Hunter recorded the final two outs of the eighth.  For the second time this week, Neris couldn't close the door, allowing back-to-back home runs to Michael Conforto and Devin Mesoraco.  The sole Phillies run came on an Odubel Herrera solo home run (6) in the first.

Featured Card:  Sending some 2008 Brad Lidge vibes towards Neris' general direction.

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