, Phillies 1
Game 64 - Late Monday Night, June 14th in Los Angeles
Record - 32-32, 2nd Place, 4 games behind the Mets
One Sentence Summary: Spencer Howard allowed two Dodgers home runs and the Phillies offense went 1 for 11 with runners in scoring position in this 3-1 loss.
What It Means: After a 6-2 homestead and recent offensive outbursts, the Phillies showed some signs of jet lag in Los Angeles.
What Happened: Howard allowed only two hits - a two-run home run to Will Smith in the fourth and a solo home run to Chris Taylor in the fifth. Connor Brogdon and Bailey Falter shut down the Dodgers after that with four solid innings of relief. The Phillies plated a run in the first on a Bryce Harper RBI-single, but then they couldn't find a clutch hit the rest of the night.
Featured Card: Given his top prospect status, I have a ton of Howard's cards in my collection just waiting for a good excuse to be posted. With nothing much going on in this game, and Howard pitching relatively well, here's his Boyhood Photos of the Stars card from this year's Heritage release, showing him pitching for his home town Dodgers in his local Little League. Howard grew up in Southern California, rooting for the Dodgers.