Friday, April 12, 2024

Game 13 - Three Homers Support Suarez's Latest Win

2023 Topps #642
Phillies 5
, Pirates 1
Game 13 - Thursday Night, April 11th in Philadelphia
Record - 7-6, 2nd Place, 1 game behind the Braves

One Sentence Summary:  The Phillies connected for three home runs in support of Ranger Suarez's solid outing, taking the series opener over the Pirates, 5-1.

What It Means:  It's early and we're only 13 games into the season, but the Phillies have their first winning record of the year and they've matched the Braves in the win column.

What Happened:  Suarez was fantastic, throwing six shutout innings and striking out eight on the way to his second win of the year.  Yunior Marte and Nick Nelson held the Pirates down over the final three frames, with the Pirates scoring their only run off Nelson in the ninth.

Alec Bohm, Brandon Marsh and Bryson Stott all homered in this game, and Bohm also made a few impressive defensive plays.

Featured Card:  Somehow I've not yet featured Suarez's card from last year's Topps flagship release, so let's fix that here.

Field Report:  Jenna and I arrived fashionably late following our son's rain soaked high school baseball game, and we met up with her college friends Heather and Joe.  It was nice to actually witness a win from a baseball team I was rooting for, as I had been shut out over the first few weeks of April.

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