Game 111 - Sunday Afternoon, August 5th in Philadelphia
Record - 63-48, 1st place, 1 1/2 games ahead of the Braves
Another Post-Vacation Catch-Up, Part 2 of 7
One Sentence Summary: Asdrubal Cabrera broke a 3-3 tie in the 8th with a towering 2-run home run to right, sending the Phillies to a 5-3 win.
What It Means: Prior to the game, the Phillies celebrated the 10th anniversary of the 2008 World Champions with many of the former players and coaches returning to be honored.
What Happened: Aaron Nola allowed a pair of runs in his six innings of work, and the Marlins tied the game up in the 7th when Justin Bour homered off Seranthony Dominguez. Cabrera's big hit untied the game in the 8th, and Tommy Hunter pitched a scoreless 9th for his 2nd save.
Featured Card: I pride myself for my custom card creations, but they're technically more "tributes" than "customs." I'm borrowing designs from old Topps cards, while the team over at The Shlabotnik Report creates a fresh, new design each year for their truly custom set. To date, the only Phillies cards for Cabrera (that I'm aware of) are from this year's Chachi set and TSR. If you're not familiar with the TSR output of truly custom cards, do yourself a favor and head on over there.
|2008 Alumni Team Picture - 10th Anniversary|