Friday, May 22, 2015

2014 Stadium Club #170 Ryan Howard

Phillies 4, Rockies 2
Game 42 - Late Wednesday Night, May 20th in Denver
Record - 18-24, 4th Place, 6 1/2 games behind the Nationals

One Sentence Summary:  Ryan Howard's monster solo home run helped secure Severino Gonzalez's second big league win as the Phillies defeated the Rockies, 4-2.

What It Means:  The Phillies have won seven of their last nine games.

What Happened:  It was chilly in Denver, but Howard enjoyed a 3 for 5 night with a double, home run and two runs scored.  Jeff Francoeur and Odubel Herrera added RBI singles.  Gonzalez pitched five innings, allowing just a run on five hits and Jonathan Papelbon pitched a perfect ninth to secure his 11th save of the season.

Featured Card:  I'm more than happy to start showing more Howard baseball cards in these game summary posts.  This is his card from last year's Stadium Club set.  I love it when Topps actually uses photos we haven't seen before and for this reason I think last year's Stadium Club set is one of the most underrated and overlooked sets from 2014.

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