Saturday, October 1, 2016
2017 Chachi Preview #2 Jeanmar Gomez
Braves 5, Phillies 2
Game 159 - Thursday Night, September 29th in Atlanta
Record - 70-89, 4th place, 23 games behind the Nationals
One Sentence Summary: Jeremy Hellickson left his final Phillies start with a knee injury, Jeanmar Gomez continued his second half implosion and the last-place Braves completed their series sweep of the Phillies, with a 5-2 win.
What It Means: As pointed out by Jim Salisbury, the Phillies have allowed 63 runs in their last six games, the most in any six-game stretch since 1937.
What Happened: Hellickson left in the fourth with the injury, and it's likely this could have been his final appearance with the Phillies. He'll seek a multi-year deal in free agency this offseason.
Featured Card: Gomez entered the eighth inning trying to preserve a 1-1 tie. He retired one batter and allowed four runs on three hits and two walks. His September ERA was 19.13 (17 earned runs in 8 innings pitched).
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