Monday, September 10, 2018

Game 142 - 1992 ALS Phillies Phestival #45 Tug McGraw

Mets 6, Phillies 4
Game 142 - Sunday Afternoon, September 9th in Flushing
Record - 74-68, 2nd place, 4 1/2 games behind the Braves

One Sentence Summary:  Failing to take advantage of Jacob deGrom being scratched from his start due to the rainy weather, the Phillies dropped this game 6-4 to the Mets.

What It Means:  The Phillies have not won a series since sweeping the Marlins at the beginning of August.  They've dropped nine consecutive series of three games or more.  As Larry Shenk Tweeted, the Phillies are now 15-17 against the (bad) Marlins and Mets this season while the Braves are 26-9 against those two teams.  That's going to end up being the difference between a postseason appearance and no October baseball.

What Happened:  Rhys Hoskins gave the Phillies a 2-0 lead with a two-run home run (30) in the 1st.  The Phillies led until Michael Conforto hit a 3-run home run in the 5th off Vince Velasquez.  The offense couldn't recover.

Featured Card:  I'm cranky and it's still raining as I'm writing this.  Here's a card signed by Tug McGraw featuring a smiley face drawn by Tugger.

Ya gotta believe.  (Right?)

1 comment:

Steve F. said...

I think 3/4 of Whitey's famous comment is the response to your question:

Hard to believe.

In any event, seeing that Tugger photocard surprised me because that item just arrived at my house a few days ago after I bought it on eBay. (I compared the signature and that must be your own card--it's not the same as the one I bought.) I already had it but the one I have owned for a few years is in a giant PSA card holder authenticating it, so it completely doesn't fit in with the rest of that set--so up on eBay that slabbed one is about to go.

Let's hope we can pull off a series win against the Nats....