Thursday, June 21, 2018

Game 71 - 2018 Bowman #71 J.P. Crawford

Cardinals 7, Phillies 6
Game 71 - Tuesday Night, June 19th in Philadelphia
Record - 38-33, 3rd place, 4 1/2 games behind the Braves

One Sentence Summary:  Seranthony Dominguez proved he was human, allowing a solo home run to Matt Carpenter in the 9th, sending the Cardinals to a 7-6 win.

What It Means:  Dominguez should have had some cushion, but Tommy Hunter allowed two inherited runners to score along with two runs of his own in the four-run Cardinals 7th inning.  Hunter has allowed at least one run in 8 of his last 22 appearances, owning a 5.50 ERA during that time.  (Per Tweet from Ryan Lawrence.)

What Happened:  With the Cardinals up 6-4 in the 8th, Rhys Hoskins hit a two-run double to tie up the ballgame.  The Carpenter home run in the 9th untied it.

Odubel Herrera (11) and Carlos Santana (11) had homered earlier.  Vince Velasquez struck out 8 and was tagged for four runs in his 6 1/3 innings of work.

Featured Card:  In the 4th inning, J.P. Crawford was hit on his left hand with a 98mph fastball from Luke Weaver and it was announced after the game that Crawford's hand was broken.  This is obviously a tough break (no pun intended) for the rookie infielder, and his rough season continues.

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