Phillies 11, Padres 5
Game 96 - Friday Night, July 20th in Philadelphia
Record - 54-42, 1st place, 1/2 game ahead of the Braves
One Sentence Summary: The offense overcame a bad start from Jake Arrieta, as the Phillies went on to a rout of the Padres, 11-5.
What It Means: The Braves also won and the Phillies maintained a half-game lead in the division.
What Happened: Arrieta couldn't escape the fourth inning, and his final line wasn't pretty - 3 2/3 innings, 6 hits, 3 walks, 5 runs. He was also charged with an error and uncorked a wild pitch. The Phillies enjoyed a six-run 2nd inning capped by a three-run home run (15) from Carlos Santana. They'd add four more runs in the 8th with the big hit being a two-run double from Cesar Hernandez.
Freddy Galvis returned to Philly for the first time, going 3 for 4 with a pair of RBIs. Galvis received a warm reception throughout the game.
Featured Card: This is the newest Santana card in my collection from Topps' Stadium Club release.
Transaction: Enyel De Los Santos was optioned to the IronPigs and Mitch Walding was recalled, giving the Phillies another bat off the bench until a fifth starter is needed again.
Field Report: Doug and I attended this game, marking the third Padres game we've witnessed in the past 3 weeks. It was a beautiful night for baseball. Before the game, Doug added three signatures to one of his baseballs from Jerad Eickhoff, Pedro Florimon and coach Pedro Guerrero, Jr.