Monday, July 30, 2018

Game 105 - 2012 Topps Allen & Ginter #226 Jim Thome

Reds 4, Phillies 0
Game 105 - Sunday Afternoon, July 29th in Cincinnati
Record - 58-47, 1st place, 1 1/2 games ahead of the Braves

One Sentence Summary:  The offense continued their disappearing act as the Reds downed the Phillies, 4-0.

What It Means:  To summarize this series with the last place Reds, the Phillies offense hit seven home runs on Thursday night and then shut down for the next three games.  This was a missed opportunity for the club as they could have put some breathing room between them and the second place Braves this weekend.  They next head to Boston for a quick, two-game set against the best team in baseball.

What Happened:  The line-up went 1 for 7 with runners in scoring position, managing just 8 hits in this game.  Zach Eflin struggled, allowing four runs on seven hits in his 5 1/3 innings of work.

Featured Card:  Congratulations to Jim Thome, who was inducted into Baseball's Hall of Fame on Sunday afternoon!  Thome joined five other players in Cooperstown as the Class of 2018 - Vladimir Guerrero, Trevor Hoffman, Chipper Jones, Jack Morris and Alan Trammell.  Thome thanked his long-time mentor and former Phillies manager Charlie Manuel as part of his acceptance speech.

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