Friday, June 23, 2017

1988 Fleer All-Stars #10 Juan Samuel

Cardinals 7, Phillies 6 (10)
Game 70 - Wednesday Night, June 21st in Philadelphia
Record - 22-48, 5th place, 20 games behind the Nationals

One Sentence Summary:  The Phillies continue to find devastating ways to lose, as they blew a 5-0 lead to drop this game in extras to the Cardinals, 7-6.

What It Means:  Let's review the bleakness via Twitter posts:

- Odubel Herrera ran through a stop sign, was out by a mile, and is now out of the game (via Matt Breen).
- Edubray Ramos gave up a double, balked the runner to third and airmailed a throw to first to allow the go-ahead run to score (via Todd Zolecki).
- Elias Sports Bureau: Phillies are the first team in N.L. history to lose 3 consecutive games, all at home, all in extra innings. Ugh, ugh, ugh (via Larry Shenk).

What Happened:  Up 5-0 after four innings, the Phillies allowed the Cardinals to chip away until they tied it in the ninth when Tommy Pham homered off Hector Neris.  A solid outing from Nick Pivetta (6 innings, 3 runs, 4 hits) was wasted.

Featured Card:  With the score tied in the bottom of the ninth, Herrera reached on a fielder's choice and made the ill-advised decision to try to score on Freddy Galvis' double in spite of third base coach Juan Samuel's explicit stop sign.  Here's a Samuel card from happier times.

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