Saturday, August 29, 2020

Game 27 - 2020 Topps Gypsy Queen #240 Scott Kingery

Phillies 7Braves 4 (11 Innings)
Game 27 - Friday Night, August 28th in Philadelphia
Record - 13-14, Tied for 3rd Place, 3 games behind the Braves

One Sentence Summary:  Scott Kingery hit a 3-run home run in the bottom of the 11th to give the Phillies a walk-off, 7-4 win.

What It Means:  With both teams wearing Jackie Robinson's #42, the Phillies won their fourth in a row.

What Happened:  The extra innings were necessitated when Adam Morgan allowed back-to-back home runs to Ender Inciarte and Austin Riley in the 7th, tying the score at 4-4.  That wasted a solid outing from Phillies starter Zack Wheeler who went 5 2/3 innings, allowing six hits on only one earned run.  Fortunately, the suddenly reliable bullpen (other than Morgan), kept the Braves off the board the rest of the game.  Tommy Hunter, Hector Neris, Brandon Workman, Heath Hembree and finally Blake Parker each pitched a scoreless inning.

The Phillies scored their first four runs on two-run home runs from Andrew McCutchen in the 3rd, and Jean Segura in the 4th.

Featured Card:  Kingery has looked lost at times this season, so it was great to see him come through with his big hit here.  He's lost regular playing time, his average is now only .134, and he only entered this game to pinch-run for the Phillies' 10th inning ghost runner to start the inning, originally Alec Bohm.

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