Saturday, July 14, 2018

Game 86 - 2018 Topps #606 Jake Arrieta (#BryceCanyon @BryceCanyonNPS)

Phillies 3, Pirates 2
Game 86 - Saturday Afternoon, July 7th in Pittsburgh
Record - 49-37, Tied for 1st place, 5 games ahead of the Nationals

Massive, Meandering Post-Vacation Catch-Up, Part 7 of 11

One Sentence Summary:  Jake Arrieta recorded his first win since May and the Phillies scored three runs with two outs in the 7th inning to win this contest, 3-2.

What It Means:  The Braves and Phillies continued to match wins, and the tie atop the division remains.

What Happened:  Arrieta went seven strong innings, striking out 8.  Seranthony Dominguez pitched a scoreless 8th and Victor Arano was handed the ball in the 9th, ultimately recording his second save.  The scoring in the 7th inning came courtesy of a Nick Williams triple, a Scott Kingery single and a Jorge Alfaro double.

Featured Card:  Here's what could be considered Arrieta's first mainstream Phillies baseball card, found within packs of Topps Series Two.

Field Report:  On Saturday morning, we left the bright lights of Las Vegas and headed into the canyons of Utah.  As Arrieta was facing off against the Pirates, we were hiking down (and eventually up) the Navajo Loop Trail in Bryce Canyon.  The picture below was taken just as the Phillies-Pirates game was getting underway.

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