Cardinals 5, Phillies 1
Game 44 - Sunday Afternoon, May 20th in St. Louis
Record - 26-18, 2nd place, 1 1/2 games behind the Braves
One Sentence Summary: Odubel Herrera's on-base streak ended at 45 games and the Phillies dropped the series finale to the Cardinals, 5-1.
What It Means: Can a series be crucial in May? The Phillies open a crucial series against the first place Braves at home on Monday night.
What Happened: The only offense managed by the Phillies against Cardinals pitcher Jack Flaherty was a solo home run (6) from Rhys Hoskins in the fourth. Flaherty struck out 13 batters on the way to his first career win and the Phillies had only one other hit - an eighth inning single from Aaron Altherr.
Aaron Nola took the loss, allowing four runs on seven hits over six innings of work.
Featured Card: Herrera owns the fourth longest on-base streak in Phillies history, behind Bobby Abreu (48), Chuck Klein (49) and Mike Schmidt (56). Schmidt accomplished his feat over the 1981 and 1982 seasons.