Friday, June 17, 2016

2009 Upper Deck Inkredible #INK-JH J.A. Happ

Blue Jays 13Phillies 2
Game 67 - Thursday Night, June 16th in Philadelphia
Record - 30-37, 4th place, 11 games behind the Nationals

One Sentence Summary:  The Phillies suffered through a brutal beat-down from the Blue Jays, not doing anything right, and losing by a lopsided 13-2 score.

What It Means:  Since the team's high-water mark of 24-17 on May 18th, they're 6-20, which is the worst record in baseball during that span.  May 18th was the day the Phillies were briefly tied with the Nationals for first place in the division and they're now 11 games back.

What Happened:  Aaron Nola had his worst ever start, getting pulled in the fourth after he couldn't retire a batter.  He allowed eight runs on six hits.  David Hernandez was on the mound for an awful eighth inning, allowing four runs on five hits.  This was also the inning during which Odubel Herrera thought he had caught the third out and nonchalantly tossed the ball into the outfield stands.

Manager Pete Mackanin called his first ever post-game team meeting following the game.

Featured Card:  Former Phillie J.A. Happ is having a nice season for the Jays.  He earned his eighth win in this game, allowing just three hits in his seven innings of work.

Be sure to check out the 2016 Season Summary page with game results and links to game summary posts.


Burnell said...

Man, that was just a brutal game.

Jim said...

Tonight wasn't much better . . .