Sunday, April 18, 2021

Game 14 - 1962 Topps #249 Ed Keegan

Cardinals 9
, Phillies 4
Game 14 - Saturday Afternoon, April 17th in Philadelphia
Record - 7-7, Tied for 2nd Place, 1 game behind the Mets

One Sentence Summary:  Matt Moore and JoJo Romero helped dig an early hole, and the Phillies couldn't come back, ultimately losing 9-4.

What It Means:  Moore's first three starts have not gone well, and this was the worst of the three.  He's now 0-1 with a 9.82 ERA with 12 earned runs, 17 hits and nine walks allowed over 11 innings pitched.

What Happened:  Moore and Romero combined to allow eight runs on seven hits in the first three innings.  Yadier Molina did the most damage, with two home runs and four RBIs.  With Bryce Harper on the bench with a bad back, Matt Joyce went 0 for 3 and stranded five runners.  Didi Gregorius and Rhys Hoskins tried their best to pace the offense with Gregorius contributing an RBI-double in the fifth and Hoskins having a three-hit day.

Featured Card:  The start of Moore's Phillies career has been historically bad.  Looking at Phillies pitchers all-time with 11 innings or less pitched and having started at least three games, allowing at least 10 earned runs, Moore finds himself in the company of John Milligan (1929), Ed Keegan (1959) and Seth Morehead (1959).  Moore still isn't in Joe Cowley territory however.  In Cowley's first four starts with the Phillies in 1987, he went 0-4 with a 13.91 ERA, allowing 17 earned runs in 11 innings pitched.

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