Monday, September 14, 2015

2015 Donruss #21 Ryan Howard

Cubs 5, Phillies 1 (Game 1)
Game 141 - Friday Afternoon, September 11th in Philadelphia
Record - 54-87

One Sentence Summary:  The last place Phillies ran into the Jake Arrieta buzzsaw as the Cubs downed the Phillies, 5-1.

What It Means:  Due to the rain-out on Thursday night, the Phillies played their first home single-admission double header since September 3, 2006.  Shane Victorino had a walk-off single in the first game against the Braves that day.

What Happened:  Arrieta won his 19th game and lowered his ERA to 1.99.  His sole blemish was a solo home run allowed to Aaron Altherr (his third) in the second inning.

Featured Card:  The struggling Ryan Howard, not quite a Diamond King this year, broke out of an 0 for 35 slump in the second game of this double header.  It was the longest hitless streak for a Phillies player since Raul Ibanez also went 0 for 35 in 2011.

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