Game 53 - Wednesday Night, June 1st in Philadelphia
Record - 26-27, 4th place, 6 1/2 games behind the Nationals
One Sentence Summary: Max Scherzer dominated, leading the Nationals to a 7-2 win and a three-game sweep of the free-falling Phils.
What It Means: The Phillies are below .500 for the first time since April 24th. The offense is just gone.
What Happened: Scherzer cruised, allowing two runs on five hits while striking out 11 over eight innings of work. Tyler Goeddel provided the only offense with a two-run home run off Scherzer in the seventh.
Adam Morgan saw his ERA increase to 7.07, allowing six runs on nine hits.
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Paredes has been designated for assignment twice already this season, beginning with the Orioles a few weeks ago and then most recently by the Blue Jays a few days ago. In seven games with the Blue Jays, Paredes hit .267 (4 for 15) with a home run. He's a lifetime .257 hitter and I suppose the Phillies are hoping he provides a slight spark to the struggling offense.
Paredes has 2016 baseball cards in the Topps flagship, Topps Heritage and Topps Orioles retail team sets. He also has a Topps Gypsy Queen autographed insert card. He made his Phillies debut in the bottom of the sixth, pinch-hitting for Morgan and striking out swinging.
Burriss hit .121 (4 for 27) in his time with the Phillies, and he appeared in both of this year's team issued photo card sets.
Recently added to The Phillies Room - 2016 Season Summary page with game results and links to game summary posts.