Friday, June 11, 2021

Game 61 - 2021 Topps Now #5 Jean Segura

Phillies 4
, Braves 3 (10 Innings)
Game 61 - Thursday Afternoon, June 10th in Philadelphia
Record - 30-31, 2nd Place, 3 1/2 games behind the Mets

One Sentence Summary:  For the second game in a row, the Phillies were victors in a walk-off win, this time due to the heroics of Jean Segura.

What It Means:  Despite Zack Wheeler's best efforts, the Phillies had no business winning this game given the crappy relieving from Jose Alvarado and almost a complete lack of offense through regulation.  Segura drove in the first run of the game on a double to left in the eighth inning.

What Happened:  Wheeler was once again fantastic, pitching eight innings and allowing four hits and no runs.  He struck out 12.  Hector Neris attempted to lock down the 1-0 save, but Freddie Freeman hit a game-tying home run to center with one out.  It appeared as if Freeman's ball should have been caught by Odubel Herrera, but the ball landed in the bushes to take the W away from Wheeler.  With the score tied, Alvarado allowed two 10th inning runs on three walks, a wild pitch and a passed ball.  The Braves didn't have a hit in the inning.

Featured Card:  Now trailing 3-1, Alec Bohm led off the bottom of the 10th with a single to score ghost-runner Rafael Marchan.  Herrera doubled, sending Bohm to third and Segura drove a ball to the top of the center field wall to score Bohm and Herrera and give the team another improbable win.  Segura received his first Topps Now card of the season after delivering a walk-off win on opening day.

Transaction:  Chase Anderson (rhp) was placed back on the Covid injured list and Marchan (c) was recalled from Lehigh Valley.

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