Sunday, June 9, 2019

Game 64 - 2019 Topps Now Road to Opening Day #OD-282 Nick Pivetta

Phillies 4Reds 1
Game 64 - Saturday Afternoon, June 8th in Philadelphia
Record - 37-27, 1st place, 2 games ahead of the Braves

One Sentence Summary:  Nick Pivetta cruised on the way towards his first career complete game as the Phillies downed the Reds, 4-1.

What It Means:  The Phillies have a four-game winning streak going and they'll try for the series sweep Sunday afternoon.

What Happened:  Pivetta allowed a first inning run and then settled in.  He scattered six hits while striking out six and throwing 105 pitches.  Jay Bruce continued to pace the offense with a two-run single in the first and he's hitting .444 with 11 RBIs in his first four games in red pinstripes.  J.T. Realmuto homered (10) in the fourth and Jean Segura added an RBI-triple in the fifth.

Featured Card:  Without question, Pivetta gets the featured card.  He's already appeared in the Topps flagship and Topps Heritage issues, and he earned a spot in the Topps Now Road to Opening Day set, which was limited to 500 sets.

Transactions:  Adam Haseley became the 10th player currently out with an injury as he landed on the IL with a left groin strain.  Nick Williams returned from Lehigh Valley to take his place.

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