Monday, September 7, 2015

2016 Chachi Preview #3 Odubel Herrera

Red Sox 6, Phillies 2
Game 137 - Sunday Afternoon, September 6th in Boston
Record - 53-84, 5th Place, 22 1/2 games behind the Mets

One Sentence Summary:  The Phillies outhit the Red Sox in this game, but they couldn't overcome the early deficit that resulted from Jared Eickhoff getting hit around in his four innings of work.

What It Means:  The Phils were soundly swept in this series and they'll head back to Philadelphia to face off against the Braves for three games.

What Happened:  Eickhoff allowed all six runs on eight hits in his short outing.  Odubel Herrera collected three more hits to raise his average to .302, but overall the offense went 2 for 8 with runners in scoring position.

Featured Card:  One of the bright spots of this dismal season has got to be Herrera.  Now the team's starting center fielder, Herrera ranks high among all National League rookies in several offensive categories:

Average - .302, 2nd in N.L. behind Matt Duffy (Giants) at .303
Hits - 126, 2nd in N.L. behind Duffy who has 142
Doubles - 26, 1st in N.L.
Stolen Bases - 14, 2nd in N.L. behind Michael Taylor (Nationals) who has 15

Herrera was a Rule 5 draft pick from the Rangers, and had never played above Double-A prior to this season.

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