Saturday, July 11, 2015

1961 Topps Stamps Art Mahaffey

Dodgers 6, Phillies 0
Game 87 - Late Thursday Night, July 9th in Los Angeles
Record - 29-59, 5th Place, 19 games behind the Nationals

One Sentence Summary:  The Phillies were shut out for the second game in a row as Zack Greinke did the honors in this 6-0 Dodgers victory.

What It Means:  The Phillies are now an unsightly 30 games below .500.  They are well on their way to losing 100 games for the first time since the 1961 season when Gene Mauch's club went 47-107-1.

What Happened:  The Dodgers got to starting pitcher Severino Gonzalez in the fourth and they scored four times overall in 5 2/3 innings against the young righty.  The offense managed two singles against Greinke.

Featured Card:  The Phillies had three pitchers lose at least 15 games in 1961, with Art Mahaffey leading the way with 19.  John Buzhardt (18) and Frank Sullivan (16) didn't fare much better.  There's not any one pitcher shouldering the bulk of the loss burden this year for the Phillies, as it's been a total team effort thus far.

Aaron Harang (currently at 11 losses) will probably get the chance to lose a few more games and Jerome Williams (7) is another solid candidate for a 15-loss season once he returns from the disabled list.  At least we have some things to look forward to.

No comments: