Thursday, July 26, 2018

Game 101 - 2018 Topps Allen & Ginter #312 Carlos Santana

Phillies 7, Dodgers 3
Game 101 - Wednesday Afternoon, July 25th in Philadelphia
Record - 57-44, 1st place, 1 1/2 games ahead of the Braves

One Sentence Summary:  The Phillies rode a 5-run 5th inning to a 7-3 win over the Dodgers, winning the series and making it seem as if maybe a playoff run isn't such a far-fetched idea at this point.

What It Means:  Following this win, the Phillies find themselves with the second best win percentage (.564) in the N.L., right behind the Cubs (.584).

What Happened:  In that eventful 5th inning, Scott Kingery started it off with a solo home run (5) and then Andrew Knapp doubled home Jesmuel Valentin who had singled.  After walks to Rhys Hoskins and Odubel Herrera, Carlos Santana cleared the bases with a triple.  Hoskins had earlier hit his 18th home run in the 1st inning.

Jake Arrieta picked up the win, allowing 3 runs (2 earned) on 5 hits in his 6 innings of work.

Featured Card:  Historically a second half hitter, Santana is 7 for 23 (.304) with 8 RBIs since the break.

Transactions:  In need of some bullpen help after the marathon, 16-inning game on Tuesday night, the Phillies sent Mitch Walding back to the IronPigs and recalled Jake Thompson.

Field Report:  Jenna took the boys to this matinee for the sole purpose of cheering for Chase Utley one last time.  Doug scored more autographs from Pedro Florimon, Gabe Kapler and coach Pedro Guerrero, Jr., while Aaron Nola was a surprise signer.

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