Game 135 - Sunday Night, September 1st in Philadelphia
Record - 7-65, 3rd place, 12 1/2 games behind the Braves
One Sentence Summary: Scott Kingery delivered a bases-clearing double in the eighth inning to send the Phillies to a 5-2 win.
What It Means: The heartbeat is faint, but the Phillies are still alive.
What Happened: Zach Eflin had a terrific outing, allowing only a solo home and three hits overall over seven innings. Hector Neris allowed the tying run to score in the top of the eighth on a wild pitch, but he otherwise was once again terrific in recording the final five outs of the game.
The Phillies scored a pair of runs in the second on a Brad Miller home run (6) and another RBI single from Corey Dickerson.
Featured Card: It was looking as if Eflin would get the featured card for this game summary post until Kingery laced his clutch double to center.
Field Report: We were there! After a nice dinner inside Pass and Stow, we found our seats in Section 122 and settled in for what would actually be an enjoyable ballgame. The Mets fans were loud at times, but they were quickly silenced following Kingery's big hit.
Transactions: In the first wave of September roster moves, Jay Bruce was activated from the injured list, pitcher Cole Irvin was recalled, and catcher Deivy Grullon, infielder Phil Gosselin and pitcher Nick Vincent had their contracts selected from Lehigh Valley. To make room on the 40-man roster for the latter three, Jerad Eickhoff and Adam Morgan were moved to the 60-day IL and pitcher Drew Anderson was designated for assignment.
|Kingery heads to second after his bases clearing double in the 8th|