Phillies 4, Marlins 0
Game 101 - Monday Night, July 25th in Miami
Record - 46-55, 4th place, 13 games behind the Nationals
One Sentence Summary: Jeremy Hellickson, the Phillies player most likely to be traded prior to the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline, once again pitched brilliantly in a 4-0 win over the Marlins.
What It Means: In his last two starts against the Marlins, a team he could be pitching for soon, Hellickson has allowed one run over 14 innings. Along with the Marlins, there were scouts from the Rangers, Giants, Cubs, Blue Jays and Orioles watching this game.
What Happened: Hellickson, David Hernandez, Hector Neris and Jeanmar Gomez combined for the two-hit shutout. Tommy Joseph broke a scoreless tie in the eighth with an RBI-double.
Featured Card: I'm officially out of Hellickson Phillies cards, so here's his card from Topps Series One featuring him with the Diamondbacks. To his credit, Hellickson has stated that he'd prefer not to be traded away from the young Phillies club, but his departure certainly seems inevitable.
Transaction: As expected, Andres Blanco landed on the disabled list with a fractured index finger. Infielder Taylor Featherston had his contract selected from Lehigh Valley to take his place on the roster. Featherston will be card #50 in the growing 2016 Chachi set.
In other news, Daniel Stumpf was officially sent back to the Royals organization. The Rule 5 pick had been designated for assignment and offered back to Kansas City.
Be sure to check out the 2016 Season Summary page with game results and links to game summary posts.