Game 52 - Tuesday Night, May 31st in Philadelphia
Record - 26-26, 4th place, 5 1/2 games behind the Nationals
One Sentence Summary: The offensive woes continued as the Phillies managed just four hits in this 5-1 loss to the Nationals.
What It Means: The Phillies are in the midst of a season high five-game losing streak. They're at .500 for the first time since April 26th when they were 10-10, and they're back in fourth place for the first time since May 6th.
What Happened: Aaron Nola pitched well again with his only real mistakes coming on two home run balls allowed to Jayson Werth and Daniel Murphy. He struck out six in his six innings of work. Colton Murray allowed three runs to score in the ninth including an inside the park home run to Stephen Drew.
Featured Card: There are no better subjects to feature in this game summary post, so I might as well plug a relatively new item added to my 2016 Phillies Want List. Throughout nine games in April and May, the Reading Fightin Phils released nine sheets of baseball cards to celebrate their 50th season as a Phillies affiliate. Each sheet contains six cards, and the complete set of 54 cards is comprised of the 50 greatest players and the four greatest mascots.
I need three more sheets for a complete set - the sheets starting with Juan Samuel, Dallas Green and Robin Roberts. I've been able to find the other six sheets on eBay, but any help anyone could provide with the remaining three sheets would be greatly appreciated.
It's safe to assume that the Phillies current bench coach didn't look this happy following Tuesday night's game. The complete sheet containing the Bowa card is featured below.
|2016 Reading Fightin Phils 50 Greatest Players Card Set #5|