Phillies 9, Padres 6
Game 61 - Late Tuesday Night, June 4th in San Diego
Record - 34-27, 1st place, 1/2 game ahead of the Braves
One Sentence Summary: It was the Jay Bruce show in San Diego as the new outfielder hit two home runs, including a grand slam, leading the Phillies to a 9-6 win.
What It Means: This was a much-needed bounce back win after the brutal Monday night loss, and this also stopped the team's longest losing streak of the season at five games.
What Happened: Bruce drove in six runs on his two home runs and a double. Scott Kingery complimented Bruce's performance with an RBI-double in the first and a solo home run (4) in the fourth. Maikel Franco added a pinch-hit home run (9) in the eighth for good measure.
In his big league debut, Adam Haseley went 0 for 4.
Featured Card: Bruce received a Topps Now card for his performance, and The Good Phight Tweeted he's the first Phillies player with two home runs, a double and six RBIs in a game since Rico Brogna did it on August 25, 1999. This is the first Bruce card in my Phillies collection, as he's sharing this card with former Phillie Domonic Brown.
Transactions: Andrew McCutchen was placed on the Injured List and Haseley had his contract selected. To make room for Haseley on the 40-man roster, Victor Arano was moved to the 60-day IL. It's quite the jump for Haseley, who signed autographs for us at a Double-A game in Harrisburg a week and a half ago.