Phillies 7, Cubs 4
Game 144 - Sunday Afternoon, September 13th in Philadelphia
Record - 56-88, Tied for 4th Place, 26 1/2 games behind the Mets
One Sentence Summary: The bats of Aaron Altherr and Ryan Howard led to the 7-4 wins over the Cubs on a cool, overcast Sunday afternoon.
What It Means: The Phillies ended up with a four-game series split after dropping both ends of Friday night's double header. The Nationals, who appear to be on life support, come to town for three games beginning tonight.
What Happened: Altherr tripled and scored the go-ahead run in the seventh on a wild pitch. Howard homered (his 22nd) and drove in three runs. Freddy Galvis had three hits and added a big two-run double in the eighth while Brian Bogusevic made two fantastic plays in right field. Dalier Hinojosa pitched a scoreless seventh inning, earning his first Major League victory.
Cesar Hernandez collided with the Cubs Anthony Rizzo on a play, dislocating his thumb. With the injury, his season could be over.
Featured Card: I'm fresh out of Altherr's 2015 baseball card, so here's his lone 2014 baseball card (in my collection) from the Reading Fightin Phils team set.