Cardinals 10, Phillies 3
Game 26 - Monday Night, May 2nd in St. Louis
Record - 15-11, 3rd place, 3 1/2 games behind the Nationals
One Sentence Summary: Five Cardinals home runs delivered a reality check to the Phillies, as the six game winning streak was snapped.
What It Means: Just when I was starting to save up some extra cash for play-off tickets . . .
What Happened: Jeremy Hellickson served up the first three Cardinals home run, including a blast from the opposing pitcher, Adam Wainwright. Brett Oberholtzer, who now owns a 9.64 ERA, served up the final two home runs.
Featured Card: Following up on the series preview post featuring the players swapped between the Phillies and Cardinals in October 1969, here's Tim McCarver's Kellogg's card from 1970. The card features McCarver as a Cardinal, but the back of the card makes mention of his trade to the Phillies. Curt Flood's 1970 Kellogg's card, also featuring him as a Cardinal, also mentions the Phillies trade.
My copy of the McCarver card is looking pretty rough, and I'm assuming it spent some quality time in someone's bicycle spokes in the early 1970s.
Recently added to The Phillies Room - 2016 Season Summary page with game results and links to game summary posts.