Game 9 - Sunday Afternoon, August 9th in Philadelphia
Record - 4-5
One Sentence Summary: The Braves bullpen held the Phillies to three hits as the Phillies bullpen continued its struggles in this 5-2 loss.
What It Means: Spoiler alert for the second game, but as pointed out in this Doug Kern Tweet, this was to be the first double header in which the Phillies offense was held to four hits or less in both games since August 13, 1968 against the Astros. Making it somewhat worse, the Braves went with a full bullpen game and six different relievers stifled the Phillies offense.
What Happened: Phillies starter Vince Velasquez went four innings (76 pitches) and allowed a run on three hits while striking out six. The bullpen duo of Deolis Guerra and Morgan combined for 2/3 of an inning, with four runs on four hits, including the two-run home run allowed by Guerra to Ronald Acuna, Jr. The lifeless Phillies line-up had a pair of singles and a double. Both Phillies runs came courtesy of productive outs from Andrew McCutchen - a ground out in the third and a sacrifice fly in the fifth.
Featured Card: This was supposed to be Alumni Weekend, with second baseman Manny Trillo getting inducted into the Phillies Wall of Fame. Instead, Trillo's ceremony will be postponed and the entire 1980 team was present in the ballpark only in the form of cutouts in the right field seats. (Photo below from Tyler Kepner's Twitter feed.)
Transaction: Kyle Garlick (of) was added as the 29th man for this double header.
Memory Lane - Past Induction Ceremonies/Alumni Weekends
2009 - Harry Kalas
2010 - Darren Daulton
2011 - John Kruk
2012 - Mike Lieberthal
2013 - Curt Schilling2014 - Charlie Manuel
2015 - Pat Burrell
2016 - Jim Thome
2017 - Tribute to Jim Bunning, Dallas Green and Darren Daulton
2018 - Roy Halladay and Pat Gillick
2019 - Bobby Abreu (Part One and Two)
2020 - Manny Trillo (Postponed)
2020 Virtual Phillies Wall / 2020 Season Summary Index / 2020 Chachi Set Checklist