|2019 Chachi #41|
Game 36 - Wednesday Afternoon, May 8th in St. Louis
Record - 21-15, 1st place, 2 1/2 games ahead of the Braves
One Sentence Summary: Jerad Eickhoff mowed down the Cardinals, pitching eight shutout innings in this 5-0 win.
What It Means: The Phillies won another series and after a Thursday off day, they'll open up a weekend series against the Royals in Kansas City.
What Happened: Eickhoff was fantastic, throwing 106 pitches and allowing only three hits. Cesar Hernandez had a big day at the plate, collecting three hits and three RBIs, raising his average to .305 in the process.
Featured Card: On Wednesday morning, the Phillies made the sad announcement that long-time executive David Montgomery had passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. Montgomery had worked for the Phillies since 1971 and I can't remember ever reading or hearing a bad thing said about him. The Phillies, the city of Philadelphia, and Major League Baseball lost a great man.
The Phillies paid tribute to him with this remembrance, and there's a great article by Jayson Stark from The Athletic celebrating Montgomery's legacy.