Saturday, May 18, 2019

Game 44 - 2019 Topps Big League #265 Andrew McCutchen

Phillies 5Rockies 4
Game 44 - Friday Night, May 17th in Philadelphia
Record - 25-19, 1st place, 1 1/2 games ahead of the Braves

One Sentence Summary:  Andrew McCutchen, Bryce Harper and Cesar Hernandez had clutch RBI hits, supporting Cole Irvin's second big league start and sending the Phils to a 5-4 win.

What It Means:  This was a much-needed bounce back win, halting a three-game losing streak.

What Happened:  Irvin (2-0) went six innings, allowing four runs (three earned) on five hits, but it was his 10-pitch at-bat in the second inning that most people were talking about after the game.  Irvin worked a walk in that at bat and then McCutchen hit a two-run home run (6) to tie the score at 2-2.  Hernandez broke the tie in the fourth with a double to score J.T. Realmuto.  Harper provided a few insurance runs with a two-run double in the fifth.

Featured Card:  McCutchen is only hitting .242, but he's provided steady defense in the outfield and a bunch of timely hits.  This is his card from the recently released Topps Big League set, and I'm pretty sure this is another example of Topps photoshopping him into a Phillies uniform.

Transactions:  The Lehigh Valley bullpen shuttle continued with Enyel De Los Santos getting called back up and Austin Davis sent back down.

1 comment:

Steve F. said...

Good call on that McCutchen card--he's wearing a home uni, but that green wall behind him doesn't exist anywhere at CBP.