Saturday, June 17, 2017

2008 Chachi #31 Brad Lidge

Diamondbacks 5, Phillies 4
Game 66 - Friday Night, June 16th in Philadelphia
Record - 22-44, 5th place, 18 1/2 games behind the Nationals

One Sentence Summary:  A three-run seventh inning from the Diamondbacks sunk the Phillies and Aaron Nola.

What It Means:  The one-game winning streak is over.

What Happened:  Nola was in control until the seventh when he allowed a lead-off single and then a two-run home run to Gregor Blanco to tie the game at four.  Pat Neshek came on in relief of Nola, but the go-ahead run ultimately scored on a sacrifice fly.

The big hit for the Phillies had come an inning earlier when Maikel Franco hit a two-run double to give the team a temporary two run lead.  Cameron Rupp hit a solo home run (5) in the fifth.

Featured Card:  Let's remember happier times.  The run allowed by Neshek in the seventh inning had been inherited from Nola, and Neshek escaped without a run being charged to him.  His ERA is now 0.69, which is the lowest by a Phillies reliever through his first 25 innings of a season since Brad Lidge's 0.72 ERA in 2008.  (Via Meghan Montemurro on Twitter.)

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