Thursday, August 1, 2019

Game 108 - 2019 Topps Allen & Ginter #147 J.T. Realmuto

Phillies 10Giants 2
Game 108 - Thursday Afternoon, August 1st in Philadelphia
Record - 57-51, Tied for 2nd place, 6 1/2 games behind the Braves

One Sentence Summary:  The bats came alive as the Phillies scored early and often in this 10-2 matinee win over the Giants.

What It Means:  Having won the series against the Giants, the White Sox now come to town for a weekend series.

What Happened:  Cesar Hernandez and J.T. Realmuto each drove in three runs, while Realmuto and Scott Kingery each had three hits.  Hernandez (8), Realmuto (15) and Roman Quinn (2) all homered.  Jake Arrieta couldn't make it out of the fifth inning, allowing two runs (one earned) on four hits.  Ranger Suarez pitched two scoreless innings in relief.

Featured Card:  Realmuto is starting to get hot at a crucial time and in his last five games, he's hitting .450 (9 for 20) with three home runs and nine RBIs.

Transactions:  Following the game, Nick Williams was optioned to Lehigh Valley and Jason Vargas was activated.  The Phillies also released Dylan Cozens who appeared in one game this season for the Phillies, going 0 for 1 as a pinch-hitter.  Once one of the team's top prospects, Cozens struggled in his short time in the Majors last season, hitting .158 (6 for 38) with 24 strikeouts.

Cozens Complete Chachi Checklist
2017 Chachi Almost #14
2018 Chachi #39
2019 Chachi #39

Arrived During the 2019 Season
2019 Topps Allen & Ginter #212
  • 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.
  • Mike Morin - rhp (7/20/19) - Acquired from the Minnesota Twins for cash considerations.
  • Drew Smyly - lhp (7/21/19) - Signed as a free agent formerly with the Milwaukee Brewers organization.
  • Jason Vargas - lhp (7/29/19) - Acquired with cash from the New York Mets for Austin Bossart.
  • Blake Parker - rhp (7/30/19) - Signed as a free agent formerly with the Minnesota Twins.
  • Corey Dickerson - of (7/31/19) - Acquired from the Pittsburgh Pirates for a player to be named later and international bonus money.
Departed During the 2019 Season
  • Aaron Altherr - of (5/12/19) - Selected off waivers by the San Francisco Giants.
  • Dylan Cozens - of (8/31/19) - Released.

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