Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Game 51 - 2015 Topps Gypsy Queen #174 Chase Utley

Dodgers 5, Phillies 4
Game 51 - Monday Night, May 28th in Los Angeles
Record - 29-22, 3rd place, 1 game behind the Braves

One Sentence Summary:  The defense and bullpen imploded in a nightmare eighth inning, giving the Dodgers a 5-4 win in a game the Phillies absolutely should have won.

What It Means:  The Braves split their double header with the Mets and the Nationals won their game, dropping the Phillies from second place down to third.

What Happened:  Cesar Hernandez hit a three-run home run (7) in the second.  Vince Velasquez took a no-hitter into the sixth inning, with the Phillies up 4-0.  It all fell apart after that.  Velasquez allowed a pair of runs before exiting with two outs in the sixth.  Seranthony Dominguez escaped that inning and then struck out the side in the seventh.

Luis Garcia entered in the eighth and this was the series of events - booted ground ball by Maikel Franco, double, enter Adam Morgan, dropped pop up by Cesar Hernandez, ball up the middle to Morgan who couldn't handle the ball, tie game, wild pitch, single to give the Dodgers the lead.

Rhys Hoskins had to leave the game with two outs in the ninth after he fouled a ball off his face.

Featured Card:  Hernandez was supposed to get the card in the post, but the Phils lost and I'm still cranky about it so here's a Chase Utley card instead.  The Silver Fox went 0 for 3 in this game, dropping his season average to .218.

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