Game 78 - Monday Night, June 24th in Philadelphia
Record - 40-38, 2nd place, 5 1/2 games behind the Braves
One Sentence Summary: The Phillies and Mets combined for 34 hits in this slugfest ultimately won by the Phillies, 13-7.
What It Means: A curve ball machine was utilized in a pregame drill and Brad Miller brought a lucky bamboo plant into the clubhouse. The seven game losing streak is over.
What Happened: Four Phillies homered - Jean Segura (8), Rhys Hoskins (17), Maikel Franco (10) and Jay Bruce (21). Segura had a four hit night, while Scott Kingery, Cesar Hernandez and Franco each had three hits.
Featured Card: Franco was re-inserted back into the line-up and immediately paid dividends, going 3 for 4 with three RBIs and raising his average to .214 in the process.
|2012 Topps Heritage #336|
His best year came in 2011 when he saved 24 games for the Cardinals and pitched to a 2.28 ERA over 68 games. He won a World Series ring that season when the Cardinals defeated the Phillies in the N.L.D.S. and went on to beat the Rangers. As a relief pitcher, Salas' baseball card appearances are rare, with his most recent appearance coming in the 2017 Topps Update set.
Salas is a prime candidate for a future Phillies Missing Links card, going to those Phillies players who never appeared on a Phillies baseball card.
Arrived During the 2019 Season
- Jay Bruce - of (6/2/19) - Acquired from the Seattle Mariners with cash considerations for Jake Scheiner.
- Brad Miller - inf (6/13/19) - Purchased from the New York Yankees.
- Fernando Salas - rhp (6/13/19) - Signed as a free agent formerly with the Acereros de Monclova of the Mexican League.
- Aaron Altherr - of (5/12/19) - Selected off waivers by the San Francisco Giants.