Due to the four-day MLB All-Star Game break, the Phillies only participated in three scheduled games last week.
It was a short week of Phillies baseball thanks to that 2016 All Star break. The team played a weekend series against the division-rival New York Mets at home, dropping two of the three games.
The Phillies faced Jacob deGrom on Sunday and managed just one hit (from starting pitcher Zach Eflin) against the flame throwing right-hander. Ryan Howard was the only other base runner to reach against deGrom, drawing a walk in the 8th inning.
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Speaking of Howard, the veteran slugger belted his 370th career homer in Saturday’s 4-2 win. Howard is now tied for 77th place on the all-time Major League Baseball home run list with Gil Hodges.
Odubel Herrera was the Phillies lone National League All Star representative this year and went 0-1 in his only at bat, but made a nice defensive play against Carlos Beltran in the outfield. The American League won the game 4-2, and secured home field advantage for the World Series.
Let’s see who which Phillies position players and pitchers were surging and which were struggling to start the traditional second half of the 2016 MLB season.
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