Monday, June 4, 2018

Game 57 - 1957 Topps #404 Harry Anderson

Giants 6, Phillies 1
Game 57 - Sunday Afternoon, June 3rd in San Francisco
Record - 31-26, 3rd place, 3 games behind the Braves

One Sentence Summary:  To borrow from Phillies starting pitcher Jake Arrieta, "Overall it's just a really horse[bleep] series."

What It Means:  The Phillies have scored 1 run in their last 29 innings, and that run came on a solo home run from pitcher Arrieta in the 3rd inning of this game.  The offense went 0 for 17 with runners in scoring position in the series.  They'll have an off-day in Chicago on Monday before opening a three-game set with the 2nd place Cubs, who have a four-game winning streak and have won 8 of their last 10.

What Happened:  Arrieta seemed to be in control until a five-run 6th inning from the Giants, capped by a three-run home run from Andrew McCutchen.  After the game, he put partial blame on the defensive shifts the Phillies have employed, stating that "We need to have an accountability check."  It probably also doesn't help that the Phillies offense couldn't hit water at this point if they fell out of a boat.

Featured Card:  I'm at a loss, but I agree with Arrieta's horse[bleep] assessment.  Here's a vintage 1957 Topps card of Harry Anderson, who had the nickname of Harry the Horse during his playing days.

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