Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Game 113 - 1999 Multi-Ad Reading Phillies #19 Jimmy Rollins

Diamondbacks 8Phillies 4
Game 113 - Late Tuesday Night, August 6th in Phoenix
Record - 59-54, 3rd place, 7 games behind the Braves

One Sentence Summary:  Bullpen failure, missing clutch hits lead to Phillies latest loss, 8-4 to to the Diamondbacks.

What It Means:  And somehow the Phillies still have a hold on the second N.L. Wild Card spot.

What Happened:  Jake Arrieta allowed two runs in his five innings of work before giving way to the bullpen.  Ranger Suarez entered in the sixth and quickly gave up the 3-2 Phillies lead on a pair of walks and a pair of singles.  Blake Parker didn't fare any better in the seventh, giving up three more runs.  The offense went a horrendous 2 for 17 with runners in scoring position.  Rhys Hoskins and Bryce Harper both struck out with the bases loaded in the sixth, stranding all three runners.

Featured Card:  Meanwhile in Reading, Jimmy Rollins was on hand to be inducted into the Baseballtown Hall of Fame.  I have five baseball cards in my collection featuring Rollins on the Double-A Reading Phillies, including two issued after he had long left the minors.

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