Thursday, August 23, 2018

2018 Topps Now - #630 - Buehler & Flaherty Youngest Duo to Strikeout Nine in LA

Do you know what's worse than losing?

Having a Topps Now card issued that not only features your player, but also makes note that your team lost.

That's what we have here. Featured is the Dodgers' newest 2018 Topps Now card and it celebrates the fantastic pitching performances by yesterday's rookies starters -- Jack Flaherty and Walker Buehler. They both stifled the opposition. Flaherty struck out ten, had a no-no through five innings and allowed just one hit -- a Joc Pederson homer in the sixth. Buehler struck out nine Card's, allowed only three hits and gave up no runs. Unfortunately, Walker's efforts was not enough. Per Rowan Kavner at Dodger Insider:
“Walker did everything he could do,” Roberts said. “You could see the emotion there in the seventh inning. He emptied the tank.”
Go here to check it out and order. Per the description on the reverse:
The Cardinals and Dodgers are both eyeing the Postseason, and their rookie pitchers delivered in a close contest. Jack Flaherty and Walker Buehler became the youngest pair of pitchers to each strike out nine batters at Dodger Stadium since Ken Holtzman and Don Sutton in 1966. The Cardinals completed their first three-game sweep at Dodger Stadium since 2006 with a 3-1 win.

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