Wednesday, June 21, 2017

2017 Phillies Team Issue #58 Jeremy Hellickson

Cardinals 8, Phillies 1 (11)
Game 69 - Tuesday Night, June 20th in Philadelphia
Record - 22-47, 5th place, 20 games behind the Nationals

One Sentence Summary:  The Phillies and Cardinals were locked in a 1-1 tie until Casey Fien imploded in spectacular fashion in the 11th inning.

What It Means:  The Phillies website dubbed the start by Jeremy Hellickson as a "showcase," and we're about a month away from the Phillies most likely trading away some of their veterans to contending teams.

What Happened:  Hellickson had his best pitching performance in a while, limiting the Cardinals to a run on six hits over seven innings.  Edubray Ramos started the massacre in the 11th with back-to-back walks.  Fien allowed those two runs to score, along with five of his own.

2017 Topps Heritage #184
Featured Card:  Hellickson's outing was the highlight of the game, at least from a Phillies fan's perspective, so he gets the featured card.

Transactions:  The Phillies made a flurry of roster moves before the game, designating both Michael Saunders (.205 average) and Jeanmar Gomez (7.25 ERA) for assignment and placing Jerad Eickhoff on the disabled list with a back strain.  Outfielder Cameron Perkins and pitcher Hoby Milner were purchased from Lehigh Valley while Brock Stassi was recalled to take Eickhoff's spot on the roster.

Phillies Debuts:  After parts of six seasons in the minors, Perkins finally got the call on Tuesday afternoon.  He became the seventh player to make his big league debut with the Phillies this season.

15.  Cameron Perkins (of) - Pinch-hit for Pat Neshek in the bottom of the 10th and flied out to center.

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