Rockies 5, Phillies 3
Game 159 - Thursday Afternoon, September 27th in Denver
Record - 78-81, 3rd place, 11 games behind the Braves
One Sentence Summary: Jake Arrieta and Tommy Hunter allowed five Rockies runs in 6 1/3 innings and the Phillies couldn't recover in this 5-3 loss.
What It Means: The Rockies completed a four-game sweep and the loss denied the Phillies' ability to finish the season with a winning record, in spite of being 15 games over .500 on August 5th.
What Happened: Arrieta finished off his inconsistent season with six innings of work, allowing a pair of home runs. The loss dropped his record to 10-11. Hunter was either effective this season or horribly ineffective, with seemingly no middle ground. Jose Bautista (2) and Carlos Santana (24) homered for the Phillies, and the offense went 1 for 11 with runners in scoring position.
Featured Card: Arrieta gets the card by default, and his return to a somewhat dominating pitcher in 2019 would be welcome.