Phillies 11, Braves 4
Game 55 - Monday Night, June 5th in Atlanta
Record - 20-35, 5th place, 15 1/2 games behind the Nationals
One Sentence Summary: Odubel Herrera remained red hot, doubling twice and hitting a home run in this 11-4 win over the Braves.
What It Means: The Phillies have suddenly won three in a row and they'll go for their fourth in a row tonight against the Braves.
What Happened: The offense jumped all over Bartolo Colon, chasing the veteran pitcher after he had allowed eight runs in 3 2/3 innings. Nick Pivetta threw five solid innings, earning his first big league win. Tommy Joseph and Aaron Altherr contributed to the hit parade with three hits a piece, including a two-run home run (10) from Joseph in the first and a two-run home run from Altherr (9) in the eighth.
Featured Card: Herrera became the first Phillies player since at least 1913 to hit at least two doubles in three straight games. In the first three games of June, he's hitting .615 (8 for 13) with six doubles and two home runs. This is his card from Topps Bunt Infinite, an insert set found randomly inserted into packs of the Topps Bunt (physical) cards.
I'm confused by this card. Why call these cards Infinite? And is that a ghostly Citizens Bank Park beneath the giant semi-transparent Odubel head?
Transaction: To make room for Pivetta on the roster, Brock Stassi was optioned to Double-A Reading. Given the glut of prospects vying for playing time with the IronPigs, a trip to Reading will guarantee Stassi more at-bats.