Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Game 131 - 2019 Topps Archives #6 Rhys Hoskins

Pirates 5Phillies 4
Game 131 - Tuesday Night, August 27th in Philadelphia
Record - 68-63, 3rd place, 10 1/2 games behind the Braves

One Sentence Summary:  The Phillies battled back to tie up this game in the sixth, only for a Rhys Hoskins error in the ninth to lead to the Pirates' winning run.

What It Means:  The loss dropped the Phillies to two games behind the Cubs for the second Wild Card.

What Happened:  Drew Smyly gave up four runs on nine hits (including two home runs) in his 5 2/3 innings.  Adam Haseley had a pair of RBI singles and Logan Morrison hit his first home run as a Phillie to tie up the game in the sixth.

Featured Card:  It's not been a good summer for Hoskins.  Hoskins dropped the ball at first in what should have been an inning-ending double play in the ninth, and his error led to the Pirates scoring the eventual winning run.  Since the All-Star break (41 games), he's hitting .166 (24 for 145) with five home runs and 14 RBIs.

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