Monday, August 1, 2016

2016 Topps Heritage #252 Jeff Francoeur

Braves 2Phillies 1
Game 107 - Sunday Afternoon, July 31st in Atlanta
Record - 47-59, 4th place, 14 games behind the Nationals

One Sentence Summary:  Jeff Francoeur broke a scoreless tie in the seventh with a two-run home run off Andrew Bailey, and the Braves held on to win, 2-1.

What It Means:  The last time the Phillies won back-to-back games was their four-game winning streak from July 3rd to July 6th.

What Happened:  Jared Eickhoff threw five shutout innings and was cruising along until a rain delay cut his afternoon short.  The Phillies only run came on a Jimmy Paredes solo home run (3) in the eighth.  Bailey's season ERA is now up to 6.40 and his stats for June and July are not pretty - 19 earned runs in 18 1/3 inning pitched (9.33 ERA) and a .312 batting average against.

Featured Card:  Francoeur appears on two early 2016 baseball card releases with the Phillies, this Topps Heritage card and a card within Topps Series One.

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

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