Game 48 - Monday Afternoon, May 26th in Philadelphia
Record - 22-26, 4th Place, 5 games behind the Braves
One Sentence Summary: No-hit the day before, the Phillies offense punished the Rockies with a 9-0 drubbing.
What It Means: Baseball is a funny game. Manager Ryne Sandberg ran out the same line-up that had been no-hit by Josh Beckett on Sunday afternoon, and they pounded out nine runs on 12 hits. Maybe they should consider wearing the camo hats and jerseys (worn to honor our veterans) again tonight.
What Happened: The veteran trio of Jimmy Rollins, Chase Utley and Ryan Howard each had three hits, with Howard knocking in five runs. Howard's two-run home run in the eighth inning was his first in 53 at-bats, dating back to May 8th against the Blue Jays.
Kyle Kendrick got the win, breaking his personal 10-game losing streak and keeping Matt Beech's 17-year record intact. (See here for reference.)
Featured Card: This is Howard's card from the sophomore Chachi set, virtually released in 2006. If I were to ever re-use an already used Topps design for a future Chachi set, it would be the 1981 Topps design.
One of the things I'd like to do on this here blog is go back and post each of the Chachi cards I've created in the set's now ten-year run. I kind of envision it being a nice off-season diversion instead of letting the blog go mostly dormant in November and December, as I've done in the past few years. If nothing else, we at The Phillies Room headquarters are always thinking ahead.