Thursday, May 5, 2016

2016 Topps Gypsy Queen #218 Ryan Howard

Cardinals 5Phillies 4
Game 28 - Wednesday Night, May 4th in St. Louis
Record - 16-12, 3rd place, 3 1/2 games behind the Nationals

One Sentence Summary:  Jeanmar Gomez blew his first save of the season, relinquishing a ninth-inning one run lead and giving the Cardinals a 5-4 victory.

What It Means:  It was bound to happen sooner or later.  Gomez is now 9 for 10 in save opportunities this season.  He struggled the entire inning, walking the lead-off batter and allowing what looked to be a two-run home run (it was ruled a double upon replay review) and eventually surrendering the winning hit to Matt Holliday.

What Happened:  This game was hampered by numerous lengthy replay reviews, one of which may have indirectly led to Adam Morgan's early departure in the fifth inning.  He couldn't recover after a more than five minute review by the umpiring crew.

The big hit for the Phillies was a three-run home run from Ryan Howard in the fourth.

Featured Card:  Could this be Howard's last trip to his home town in a Phillies uniform?  This is Howard's card from this year's Gypsy Queen set.

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

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