Sunday, May 21, 2017

1986 Cigna Phillies #4 Kent Tekulve

Pirates 6, Phillies 3
Game 40 - Saturday Afternoon, May 20th in Pittsburgh
Record - 15-25, 4th place, 9 games behind the Nationals

One Sentence Summary:  Vince Velasquez continued his rough season as the Pirates took the win, 6-3.

What It Means:  The Phils last won two games in a row on April 26th and 27th.

What Happened:  Velasquez allowed five runs on seven hits in 5 1/3 innings.  Meghan Montemurro pointed out on Twitter that Velasquez has now pitched six innings or less in 27 of his 32 starts with the Phillies.  Ivan Nova pitched into the eighth inning for the Pirates, scattering nine hits and allowing three Phillies runs.

Featured Card:  When the Phils are playing poorly, it becomes difficult to find any baseball card to be representative of any given loss.  Rather than struggle to make some far-reaching connection between this latest loss and a recent Phillies baseball card, here's a card of Phillies Room favorite Kent Tekulve that has yet to appear on this blog during its now eight-year run.  Whenever the Phillies and Pirates match up, I don't mind finding an excuse to post a Tekulve card.

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