Monday, May 23, 2016

2016 Topps #2 Jared Eickhoff

Phillies 5Braves 0
Game 44 - Sunday Afternoon, May 22nd in Philadelphia
Record - 25-19, 3rd place, 2 games behind the Nationals

One Sentence Summary:  Jared Eickhoff threw seven shutout innings and the offense pounded out 13 hits in this 5-0 win over the Braves

What It Means:  The win salvaged the series and gave the Phillies their seventh shutout of the season, the tops in the Majors.  The Phillies had seven shutouts all of last season.  They'll fly to Detroit and open a three-game series against the Tigers on Monday night.

What Happened:  Eickhoff looked great, allowing five hits and striking out three in his outing. Odubel Herrera, Maikel Franco, Cameron Rupp and Freddy Galvis all had mulit-hit games.  Rupp hit his second home run, a solo shot, in the second inning to start the scoring for the Phils.

Featured Card:  This is Eickhoff's first card from a Topps flagship set.  Both my boys are convinced that they were good luck charms for Eickhoff in his start in this game, as Eickhoff had signed autographs for both of them on Friday night.

Recently added to The Phillies Room - 2016 Season Summary page with game results and links to game summary posts.

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