Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Game 55 - Phils Can't Get It Going by the Bay

2008 Danbury Mint
Philadelphia Phillies
Giants 8
Phillies 4
Game 55 - Monday Afternoon, May 27th in San Francisco
Record - 38-17, 1st Place, 6 games ahead of the Braves

One Sentence Summary:  The Phillies dropped this Memorial Day matinee with a combination of shaky starting pitching and poor fielding, losing to the Giants, 8-4.

What It Means:  This marks the first back-to-back losses for the Phillies since April 24th and 25th in Cincinnati.

What Happened:  Alec Bohm had two errors, and could have been charged with a third, leading to three Giants' unearned runs.  Taijuan Walker allowed six runs (five earned) in six innings, allowing nine hits and a pair of walks while striking out five.  Kyle Schwarber ended a homerless draught with his 10th home run in the third inning that nearly went into McCovey Cove and Edmundo Sosa hit his league-leading fourth triple.

Featured Card:  I recently added scans of the 2008 Danbury Mint Philadelphia Phillies set to the TCDB, and it was nice to revisit these cards after adding them to my collection 15 years ago.  My Dad is responsible for taking the bait and buying a complete set following the joyous afterglow of the 2008 Phillies World Series victory.  There's a nice red album that came with the set and personalized pockets for each of the 38 22kt gold cards, including this card of current Giants' hitting coach, Pat Burrell.  Cards would come two or three at a time, and he'd drop off the latest arrivals during his frequent visits to his grandson in early to mid 2009.

Fun fact about this set - it's the only place you can find "cards" for short-time Phillies Mike Cervenak and Les Walrond.

Transaction:  Rafael Marchan (c) was activated from the Injured List and optioned to Lehigh Valley.


Fuji said...

I was sitting behind the first base dugout. Lots of Phillies fans in attendance.

Jim said...

Nice! Oracle Park is without a doubt my favorite ballpark in baseball. (And I love Citizens Bank Park, but there isn't a bay beyond the outfield.)

Hope you enjoyed some garlic fries!

Fuji said...

The garlic fries are usually my favorite thing to eat at Oracle... but this time around they were average at best. My cousin had the tri-tip sandwich though... and she said it was really good.

Jim said...

My two favorite things - garlic fries and the tri-tip sandwich!