Friday, June 3, 2016

2010 Bowman Chrome Prospects #BCP160 Jonathan Villar

Brewers 4Phillies 1
Game 54 - Thursday Night, June 2nd in Philadelphia
Record - 26-28, 4th place, 7 games behind the Nationals

One Sentence Summary:  The offensive drought continued as the Phillies dropped their seventh straight in this lifeless 4-1 loss to the Brewers.

What It Means:  I'd like to think that this two month dry spell for the Phillies' bats will end with an absolute explosion of hits and runs over the course of a few games.  I'd like to think that . . .

What Happened:  Jared Eickhoff kept his team in the game, giving up just two runs in 6 2/3 innings. Jeanmar Gomez tried to keep the score at 2-1 in the ninth, but allowed a two-run home run to former Phillies prospect Jonathan Villar.  Maikel Franco and Tommy Joseph both had two hit nights, accounting for four of the team's total of five hits.

2016 Phillies Team
Issue 2 #3
Featured Cards:  Now in his fourth big league season, Villar was the greenest of the three young players traded away (along with Anthony Gose and J.A. Happ) to the Astros in July 2010 for Roy Oswalt.  He appeared with the Phillies way back in the 2010 Bowman Chrome set.

Transaction:  Outfielder Cody Asche was activated from the disabled list prior to this game, and he made his season debut as the starting left fielder.  Asche had missed the start of the season with an oblique injury.  To make room on the roster for Asche, Phillies Room favorite David Lough was designated for assignment.

Lough provided steady and occasionally stellar defense, but he was hitting just .239 (16 for 67) in 30 games this season.  He appears in both team issued photo card sets, and my hope is that he clears waivers and ends up back with the IronPigs.

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

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