Cardinals 12, Phillies 4
Game 42 - Friday Night, May 18th in St. Louis
Record - 25-17, 2nd place, 1/2 game behind the Braves
One Sentence Summary: This game quickly got out of hand for the Phillies and Jake Arrieta, as the Cardinals won a laugher, 12-4.
What It Means: The game started after a 95 minute delay and Arrieta clearly didn't have his best stuff. He was pulled after three innings having allowed four runs (two earned) on five hits.
What Happened: Drew Hutchison (3 innings, 5 runs) and Yacksel Rios (1 inning, 3 runs) didn't fare much better against the Cardinals offense and Pedro Florimon found himself on the pitching mound for the second time this season. Florimon pitched a perfect eighth inning, lowering his season ERA to 9.00.
Featured Card: Florimon (technically as a relief pitcher) hit a solo home run in the ninth, becoming the first relief pitcher to hit a home run for the Phillies since Rick Wise did it in 1970. This is from Matt Breen, who also points out that Omar Olivares hit a home run for the Phillies in 1995 but as a pinch-hitter and not technically as a relief pitcher.