Game 10 - Tuesday Night, April 9th in Philadelphia
Record - 7-3, 1st place, 1/2 game ahead of the Mets
One Sentence Summary: Despite a strong offense, Aaron Nola's struggles and the bullpen's inability to record outs late in the game led to a 10-6 defeat at the hands of the Nationals.
What It Means: There will undoubtedly be more of this as the season progresses, but the Phillies have now given away two of their total of three losses. This game should have resulted in a W. Up by 6-0 after five innings, the Nationals scored 10 unanswered runs.
What Happened: Nola went 6 1/3 innings, giving up five runs (four earned). Edubray Ramos surrendered a solo home run to Victor Robles with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to tie the game. Jose Alvarez plodded through a four-run 10th inning.
Maikel Franco (4) and Bryce Harper (4) had homered earlier in the game, and Jean Segura added a two-run triple.
Featured Card: To date, Ramos has escaped any mainstream Topps releases and his only Phillies baseball cards can be found in the team-issued photo card sets dating back to 2016.
Field Report: There were six of us in attendance on Tuesday night, and it was a gorgeous night for baseball. Jenna and Ben hosted Jenna's parents in special Diamond Club seats in honor of her Dad's birthday. Doug and I trekked up to Section 315 where we were greeted with the welcome sight of people outnumbering empty blue seats. Before the game, Doug added a few more Scott Kingery autographs to his collection, but once again missing out on an elusive Harper signature.