Friday, July 27, 2018

Game 102 - Hoskins, Franco, Williams Each Homer Twice

2018 Topps Allen & Ginter #211
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2018 Topps Allen & Ginter #313
Phillies 9, Reds 4
Game 102 - Thursday Night, July 26th in Cincinnati
Record - 58-44, 1st place, 2 1/2 games ahead of the Braves

One Sentence Summary:  The offense launched a franchise-record 7 home runs, backing the big league debut of Ranger Suarez, in this 9-4 win in Cincinnati.

What It Means:  The Braves lost and the Phillies now (unbelievably) have a 2 1/2 game lead in the division.

What Happened:  Rhys Hoskins, Maikel Franco and Nick Williams all homered twice with Carlos Santana homering once.  The Phillies produced 18 total hits, with Williams going 4 for 5, Hoskins going 3 for 5 and Jorge Alfaro going 3 for 4.  Suarez pitched 5 innings, allowing 4 runs on 6 hits.

Featured Cards:  The only other time in franchise history that the Phillies hit 7 home runs in a game was back on September 8, 1998.  In that game, Rico Brogna, Kevin Sefcik and Bobby Estalella all homered twice and Marlon Anderson homered once.  That team was 23 1/2 games out of first place at the time.

Transaction:  Suarez took the spot of Drew Anderson on the roster as Anderson was sent back to the IronPigs.

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