Cubs 8, Phillies 4
Game 49 - Wednesday Night, May 22nd in Chicago
Record - 28-21, 1st place, 1 1/2 games ahead of the Braves
One Sentence Summary: Cole Hamels made his first career start against the Phillies, and the Cubs roughed up Cole Irvin in this 8-4 loss.
What It Means: Hamels had a subpar outing, lasting just four innings and allowing three runs on nine hits. He struck out six, with his first career strikeout against the Phillies coming from Cesar Hernandez.
What Happened: Irvin gave up seven runs in his 4 2/3 inning outing, with the big blow being a fifth inning grand slam from Albert Almora. Andrew McCutchen and Bryce Harper both enjoyed three-hit games with McCutchen hitting a solo home run (7) in the eighth.
Featured Card: Even though the Phillies lost, I'm always happy to feature a card of this former (and future?) Phillie.