Sunday, September 29, 2019

Game 160 - 2019 Topps Now #220 Cole Irvin

Phillies 5Marlins 4 (15)
Game 160 - Friday Night, September 27th in Philadelphia
Record - 80-80, 4th place, 17 games behind the Braves

One Sentence Summary:  The Phillies outlasted the Marlins, winning 5-4 in 15 innings on a walk-off ground ball from Adam Haseley booted by shortstop Miguel Rojas to allow the winning run to score.

What It Means:  The Phillies need to win their final two games of the season to finish with a winning record for the first time since 2011.

What Happened:  RBIs from Bryce Harper (first inning triple, fifth inning sacrifice fly), Rhys Hoskins (first inning sacrifice fly) and Adam Haseley (fourth inning single) led to a 4-4 tie from the 5th through the 15th innings.  Haseley grounded out to Rojas in the 15th with the bases loaded, but Rojas was unable to handle the ball as Hoskins scored the winning run.

Featured Card:  Cole Irvin and Ranger Suarez combined for six innings of scoreless relief, with Suarez ultimately picking up the win.  Irvin earned a Topps Now card following his strong outing in his big league debut back on Mother's Day.  Since his September call-up, Irvin has appeared in eight games and he owns a 0.73 ERA.  In 12 1/3 innings this month, he's struck out seven and allowed only one earned run.

Field Report:  And we were there!  Granted, we didn't make it through all 15 innings, but we still lasted fairly late into the night.  Ben and I arrived early and enjoyed the views from our seats in the Diamond Club with a few hundred other loyal fans.  Doug and Jenna arrived following Doug's baseball practice.  It was a gorgeous night for baseball, and our final night game until the 2020 season.

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