Monday, June 18, 2018

Game 69 - 2018 Topps Gypsy Queen #12 Maikel Franco

Phillies 10, Brewers 9
Game 69 - Sunday Afternoon, June 17th in Milwaukee
Record - 37-32, 3rd place, 4 games behind the Braves

One Sentence Summary:  Maikel Franco had a 4-RBI day and the Phillies barely managed to hang on to this 10-9 win over the Brewers.

What It Means:  Hector Neris entered the 9th with a 10-5 lead and exited after allowing four runs on four hits.  As I'm writing this on Monday late afternoon, we now know that Neris' latest melt-down resulted in the one-time closer getting sent to Lehigh Valley.

What Happened:  In just his second start since June 6th, Franco went 2 for 3 with a home run (9), walk and four RBIs.  Rhys Hoskins (10) and Odubel Herrera (9) also homered for the Phillies, who had 12 hits and went 3 for 9 with runners in scoring position.

Aaron Nola struggled, allowing 4 runs in 4 1/3 innings.  After Neris' departure, Jake Thompson threw one pitch to record the final out and notch his second save.

Brewers reliever Adrian Houser vomited twice (!) on the mound in the 7th inning, but no Topps Now card appears to be imminent for his performance.

Featured Card:  Sadly, Franco baseball card appearances are few and far between these days at The Phillies Room.

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