Friday, June 9, 2017

2017 Phillies Team Issue #4 Andres Blanco

Braves 14, Phillies 1
Game 57 - Wednesday Night, June 7th in Atlanta
Record - 21-36, 5th place, 15 1/2 games behind the Nationals

One Sentence Summary:  The May version of the Phillies returned as the Braves rolled to a 14-1 victory.

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

What Happened:  Jerad Eickhoff cruised through the first four innings before running into trouble in the fifth, made worse by a Maikel Franco error. Eickhoff allowed a three-run home run to Dansby Swanson and it was all downhill from there.  Relievers Adam Morgan and Luis Garcia combined to allow nine earned runs in their two innings pitched.

Featured Card:  With the Braves up 12-0 in the eighth and manager Pete Mackanin unwilling to sacrifice any additional bullpen arms, super utility-man Andres Blanco was called to the mound. Blanco allowed a two-run home run to Matt Adams before getting Tyler Flowers to pop up to end the inning.

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