Saturday, June 1, 2019

Game 56 - 2006 Topps 52 Dynamic Duos #DD8 Chris Coste & Cole Hamels

Cardinals 5Phillies 3
Game 56 - Thursday Afternoon, May 30th in Philadelphia
Record - 33-23, 1st place, 3 games ahead of the Braves

One Sentence Summary:  The Phillies couldn't complete a comeback and early home runs allowed by Jerad Eickhoff led to a 5-3 series finale loss.

What It Means:  The Phillies head out west next for some late night baseball, which means I'll do my best to at least watch a few innings each night.

What Happened:  Eickhoff settled down to pitch 6 1/3 innings, but he exited with his team trailing 5-1.  Bryce Harper continued to heat up, collecting three hits including a pair of doubles.

Featured Card:  Had the Phillies swept the Cardinals, it would have been their first three-game sweep of the club in 13 years.  Scott Mathieson, Brett Myers and Cole Hamels were the winning pitchers in that three-game sweep back in early August 2006.  Catcher Chris Coste collected four hits in the 8-1 series finale win while Hamels allowed two hits and a run over seven innings of work while striking out 12.

Field Report:  Tasked with organizing a group outing for my co-workers at my place of employment, I easily decided a Phillies business person's special was the way to go.  About 60 of my co-workers enjoyed a pre-game happy hour at the High & Inside Pub behind Section 320, complete with a guest appearance from Greg Luzinski.  We then enjoyed the game from our perch in Section 423.

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