Reds 9, Phillies 4
Game 38 - Sunday Afternoon, May 15th in Philadelphia
Record - 22-16, 2nd place, 1 game behind the Nationals
One Sentence Summary: The Phils tried to battle back, but the early deficit created by Adam Morgan was too much to overcome as the Reds ultimately won, 9-4.
What It Means: The Phillies won the series and they'll play three against the Marlins with the possibility of entering first place at some point this week.
What Happened: Morgan just didn't have it for this game, allowing seven runs on eight hits and three walks and being chased after 3 2/3 innings. Brett Oberholtzer pitched 2 1/3 scoreless innings and collected his first Major League hit.
Maikel Franco had a three RBI day, but it wasn't quite enough. The offense left 16 runners on base and went 3 for 18 with runners in scoring position. David Lough barely missed a grand slam in the ninth inning as his ball went just foul.
Featured Card: Oberholtzer has assumed the role of long-man out of the Phillies bullpen and he's been hit or miss so far this season. His scoreless outing in this game lowered his ERA to 6.75. This is his sole Phillies card to date, found within the team issued photo card set.
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