Saturday, July 23, 2016

2016 Topps Archives #135 Ryan Howard

Marlins 9Phillies 3
Game 97 - Thursday Night, July 21st in Philadelphia
Record - 44-53, 4th place, 13 1/2 games behind the Nationals

One Sentence Summary:  The offense looked baffled by Tom Koehler and Jared Eickhoff had another rough outing as the Marlins easily defeated the Phillies, 9-3.

What It Means:  Phillies beat writer Matt Gelb said it best in this Tweet:  I would describe tonight as a truly pathetic effort by the Phillies' line-up.

What Happened:  The Phillies managed three hits in this game.  Eickhoff lasted just five innings, allowing six runs (five earned) on nine hits.

Featured Card:  The only bright spot from this entire game was Ryan Howard's solo home run (14) in the fourth.  Earlier in the day, Howard took part in the dedication of the new Ryan Howard Training Center within the city, which was made possible with a large financial donation from the slugger.  For more on the new training center, please see this article.

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

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