Thursday, September 26, 2019

Game 154 - 2019 Topps 1984 Topps Baseball #T84-6 Carlos Santana

Indians 10Phillies 1
Game 154 - Sunday Night, September 22nd in Cleveland
Record - 79-75, 4th place, 15 1/2 games behind the Braves

One Sentence Summary:  A nightmare seventh inning and a quiet Phillies offense resulted in a 10-1 loss to the Indians.

What It Means:  Following this loss, the Phillies headed to Washington for what was deemed at the time to be a crucial series for their dwindling play-off hopes.  It didn't go well.

What Happened:  Back-to-back errors in the fifth by Jean Segura and Vince Velasquez followed by a three-run home run from Oscar Mercado, put the Indians up 4-1 with three of the four runs unearned.  In the seventh, Mike Morin, Cole Irvin and Edubray Ramos combined to allow six runs on a single, a pair of doubles, a walk, a hit batter and a two-run home run from Franmil Reyes.

Featured Card:  Carlos Santana is having a career year after his one-year stint with the Phillies in 2018.  He's set or tied career highs in RBIs (93) and home runs (34) and he's on pace to eclipse his career high in walks (113), all while hitting .284 for an Indians team still in the Wild Card hunt.  A few Phillies cards for him snuck into some 2019 Topps releases, including the card shown here.

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