Thursday, June 9, 2016

2016 Topps Now #18 Vincent Velasquez

Cubs 8Phillies 1
Game 60 - Wednesday Afternoon, June 8th in Philadelphia
Record - 29-31, 4th place, 7 1/2 games behind the Nationals

One Sentence Summary:  Vince Velasquez left the game after throwing only two pitches and the Cubs absolutely pummeled the Phils, 8-1.

What It Means:  Velasquez was diagnosed with biceps soreness and he'll be re-evaluated on Thursday.

What Happened:  This turned into an unexpected bullpen game with Brett Oberholtzer (4 innings, 1 unearned run) absorbing most of the innings.  The Cubs did mostly all of their damage against Andrew Bailey (1 2/3 innings, 3 runs) and Colton Murray (2 innings, 4 runs).

John Lackey held the Phillies to three hits.

Featured Card:  Here's hoping that Velasquez is OK and this injury sets him back only a few starts. This is his Topps Now card featuring one of the few highlights of the 2016 season for the Phillies. (Although I'm still partial to his Chachi Now card.)

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

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