Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Game 90 - 2019 Topps Now #328 Jay Bruce

Phillies 8Mets 3
Game 90 - Sunday Afternoon, July 7th in New York
Record - 47-43, 3rd place, 6 1/2 games behind the Braves

One Sentence Summary:  Aaron Nola turned in another ace-like performance and Jay Bruce hit two home runs in this 8-3, first-half ending win against the Mets.

What It Means:  The Phillies entered the All-Star break in third place and holding onto the National League's second Wild Card.  This time last year, they had a half game lead in the division but they'd finish the season in third place, 10 games behind the Braves.

What Happened:  Nola (8-2) pitched 6 2/3 innings, striking out six and allowing two runs (one earned) on just three hits.  Bruce drove in half the Phillies runs with two home runs and an RBI single.  Rhys Hoskins and All-Star J.T. Realmuto also drove in a pair of runs.

Featured Card:  This is one of three Topps Now cards to feature Bruce this season, marking his only three Phillies baseball card appearances to date.  This is Bruce's first Topps Now card, celebrating his six-RBI game against the Padres on June 4th.

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