Monday, September 10, 2018

Game 138 - 2018 Phillies Team Issue 2 #16 Cesar Hernandez

Phillies 9, Marlins 4
Game 138 - Tuesday Night, September 4th in Miami
Record - 73-65, 2nd place, 3 games behind the Braves

One Sentence Summary:  Carlos Santana hit a lead-off home run and the offense plated six runs in the first two innings as the Phillies defeated the Marlins, 9-4.

What It Means:  Work travel has made me miss most of the Phillies games this past week, although it seems like I'm better off having missed the majority of these games. 

What Happened:  Jake Arrieta struck out a season high 11 in 7 1/3 strong innings of work.  Santana's home run was his 21st of the season and Asdrubal Cabrera (23) also homered in the 4th.

Featured Card:  Santana's lead-off home run was nice, but the bigger hit that inning came from Cesar Hernandez who cleared the bases with a two-out triple.  Hernandez has been inconsistent in the second half at the plate, and he's lost his lead-off spot in the line-up, so it was nice to see him come through with the big hit.

Transaction:  J.P. Crawford was recalled from Lehigh Valley, brining the number of active players on the roster to 34.  Also, Jesmuel Valentin cleared waivers and was outrighted to the IronPigs.

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