Game 128 - Saturday Night, August 26th in Philadelphia
Record - 47-81, 5th place, 30 1/2 games behind the Nationals
One Sentence Summary: The Cubs demolished the Phillies, but Rhys Hoskins homered again and became the fastest player in Major League history to 10 home runs.
What It Means: We picked the wrong game to go to in this series. The 17 runs allowed to the Cubs were the most by an opponent in the history of Citizens Bank Park.
What Happened: It wasn't a fun night to be a Phillies pitcher as no one was safe from the damage. Ben Lively allowed six runs in five innings including four home runs, Drew Anderson allowed five runs in 1 1/3 innings, Jesen Therrien allowed just two runs in 1 2/3 innings and Yacksel Rios capped the night by allowing four more runs.
Featured Card: It's been pretty much all Hoskins all the time at The Phillies Room recently, and why not?
Field Report: Doug and I enjoyed this game from Section 117, behind the Phillies dugout. For the first time all season, Doug struck out and didn't obtain any pre-game autographs. Stationing himself in a different location, he had hoped to be in the right place at the right time when the starting line-up began to sign a few post-stretching, pre-game autographs. He just missed both Hoskins and Nick Williams as they jumped around the crowd, trying to oblige as many of the autograph seekers as possible.
All was not lost however, as we headed over to Bull's BBQ in the third inning and Doug received another autograph from Greg Luzinski for his growing collection.