Saturday, August 5, 2017

2003 Phillies Team Issue #37 Rheal Cormier

Angels 5, Phillies 4
Game 106 - Late Thursday Night, August 3rd in Anaheim
Record - 39-67, 5th place, 24 games behind the Nationals

One Sentence Summary:  Luis Garcia couldn't hold a one-run lead in the eighth, and the Angels went on to win, 5-4.

What It Means:  As Todd Zolecki Tweeted, the Phillies have lost 12 in a row to the Angels which is the longest losing streak in interleague history.

What Happened:  The Phillies had a 4-2 lead after three innings thanks to a two-run home run from Nick Williams (5) and a two-run single from Freddy Galvis.  Mike Trout homered again (21) against his home town team.  The eventual winning run scored on a wild pitch from Garcia.

Featured Card:  The Phillies last won against the Angels on June 9, 2003.  Vicente Padilla was the winning pitcher, Rheal Cormier pitched a scoreless eighth inning and Jose Mesa recorded his 16th save.  Jimmy Rollins and Jim Thome both homered for the Phillies.  The Angels and Phillies are expected to face off again in 2020.

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