Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Game 137 - 2019 Topps Archives #200 Bryce Harper

Phillies 6Reds 2
Game 137 - Tuesday Night, September 3rd in Cincinnati
Record - 72-65, 3rd place, 12 1/2 games behind the Braves

One Sentence Summary:  A productive offense and a reliable bullpen combined to send the Phillies to a 6-2 win over the Reds.

What It Means:  For the first time since mid-June, the Phillies are seven games over .500.

What Happened:  Vince Velasquez lasted only three innings, but six relievers combined to allow one Reds run on two hits over the final six innings.  Hector Neris struck out the side in the ninth.

The Phillies' first four runs came courtesy of sacrifice flies or singles.  Scott Kingery homered (17) in the ninth and Corey Dickerson added an RBI double.

Featured Card:  In the fifth, Bryce Harper singled home Dickerson, giving the right fielder 100 RBIs for the season.  He's the first Phillies player to the century mark for RBIs since Ryan Howard in 2011, and the first Phillies outfielder to do it since Pat Burrell in 2005.

2018 Topps Heritage #500
Transactions:  Pitcher Nick Pivetta and outfielder Jose Pirela were recalled from Lehigh Valley, giving the Phillies 33 active players.  Pirela was purchased from the Padres in late July and he's played in parts of six seasons with the Yankees and Padres.

Pirela first appeared in a few Bowman sets in 2011, and his most recent cards can be found in 2018 Topps, 2018 Topps Heritage and 2018 Topps Update.

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.
  • Logan Morrison - 1b (7/15/19) - Signed as a minor league free agent formerly with the New York Yankees organization.
  • 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.
  • Jose Pirela - of (7/27/19) - Purchased from the San Diego Padres.
  • 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.
  • Nick Vincent - rhp (8/10/19) - Signed as a free agent formerly with the San Francisco Giants.
  • Jared Hughes - rhp (8/15/19) - Claimed off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds.
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.
  • Drew Anderson - rhp (9/2/19) - Released.

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