Game 36 - Late Thursday Night, May 9th in Phoenix
Record - 16-20, 4th Place, 6 games behind the Braves
One Sentence Summary: The offense once again shut down with Cole Hamels on the mound, as the Diamondbacks took the first game of the series, 2-1.
What It Means: The Phillies have given Hamels nine runs in his last six starts, which is the biggest reason his record is now an uncharacteristic 1-5. In that same span, Hamels has a 2.41 ERA.
What Went Wrong: Both Diamondbacks runs scored on infield fielder's choices. The Phillies went 1 for 8 with runners in scoring position.
Featured Card: This game marked Charlie Manuel's 1,332nd game as the manager of the Phillies, giving him one more game at the helm than Gene Mauch, and making Manuel the longest tenured manager in franchise history. Mauch went 645-684 in his nine seasons as the manager of the Phillies between 1960 and 1968. Manuel's record now stands at 1,312-747 and he reached the promised land with a World Championship in 2008.
I wonder how many wins Ryne Sandberg will amass once his reign starts in 2014?