Monday, August 12, 2019

Game 114 - 2019 Phillies Team Issue #53 Yacksel Rios

Diamondbacks 6Phillies 1
Game 114 - Late Thursday Night, August 7th in Phoenix
Record - 59-55, 3rd place, 8 games behind the Braves

One Sentence Summary:  Five Diamondbacks pitchers I've never heard of before held the Phillies to five hits in this latest lifeless loss.

What It Means:  We didn't even stay up to watch the beginning of this game.

What Happened:  Starting pitcher Zac Gallen, making his Diamondbacks debut, held the Phillies to one hit over his five innings of work.  Phillies starter Jason Vargas didn't fare as well, allowing four runs on four hits over his five innings.  Bryce Harper hit a meaningless solo home run (20) in the ninth.

Featured Card:  I got nothing for this game, and since I never provided Yacksel Rios with the usual Phillies Room send-off after he was claimed off waivers by the Pirates on August 3rd - here he is.  Fare thee well Yacksel, and thanks for throwing your hat to my son on the final day of the 2018 season.  His final Phillies cards can be found in the first edition of the team-issued photo card set and in the 2019 Lehigh Valley IronPigs team set.

Rios Complete Chachi Checklist
2017 Chachi #55
2018 Chachi #29
2018 Chachi Phillies Phestival #13 (with Odubel Herrera)
2019 Chachi #44

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.
  • 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 (8/1/19) - Released and signed as a free agent with the Tampa Bay Rays, 8/9/19.
  • Yacksel Rios - rhp (8/3/19) - Selected off waivers by the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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