Friday, June 8, 2018

Game 60 - 2014 Leaf Memories 1986 Leaf Buyback #139 Bob Dernier

Cubs 4, Phillies 3
Game 60 - Thursday Afternoon, June 7th in Chicago
Record - 32-28, 3rd place, 3 games behind the Braves and Nationals

One Sentence Summary:  Missed chances, close plays and a lack of clutch hitting doomed the Phillies in this 4-3 loss.

What It Means:  No, the Phillies didn't earn a bump in the standings into second place.  The Nationals have passed them by and are now tied for the top spot in the division with the Braves.  The Phils limp home after a lackluster 3-7 road trip only to face off against the first place Brewers.

What Happened:  The Cubs scored the winning run on a controversial play at the plate in which Jorge Alfaro was ruled to have blocked Albert Almora, Jr. from scoring on a sacrifice fly.  The offense went 2 for 11 with runners in scoring position and left 13 runners on base.

Featured Card:  I need a pick-me-up, so here's a cool card from my Bob Dernier collection showing the former Phillies and Cubs outfielder connecting for a single (probably) at the Friendly Confines.

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