From all of us at the Phillies, our deepest sympathy is extended to the family of Josh Hancock. Although he was in the Phillies organization for just two years, he had a lot of friends in Philly and Scranton.
On a Streak
In winning 7 of their last 10 games, the Phillies have taken 2 of 3 from the Reds, Nationals and Marlins.
A year ago, the Phillies won 6 of 9 in Atlanta where they begin a 3-game series tonight. Jon Lieber, tonight’s starter, is 4-2 lifetime at Turner Field with a 3.18 ERA. Lieber’s opponent, RHP Tim Hudson, has been stingy this season, 3-0, 1.22 ERA. Hudson had a no decision against the Phillies on April 4 at Citizens Bank Park, allowing 1 run on 2 hits in 7 innings.
Rollins on a Roll
Jimmy has stolen 25 consecutive bases since being caught on June 21, 2006, against the Yankees . . . He’s reached base in 21 of 24 games this season and scored a run in 17 of those games.
Among NL leaders, Jimmy is tied for the most runs (25) and total bases (67).
Although he hasn’t played as much, Jamie Werth has 3 assists, matching Pat Burrell and Aaron Rowand. Shane Victorino has 2, giving the Phillies 11 which matches the Brewers for the most in the NL.
Phillies have drawn 444,813 through the first 13 home dates, an increase of 99,945 over the same number of dates a year ago.
Annual autograph party and auction to benefit ALS will take place three weeks from tonight at Citizens Bank Park. Tickets are on sale on this website.
Jamie Moyer in pitching his gem over the Marlins yesterday, added a single and double in three at-bats. Mike Boekholder, Head Groundskeeper for the Phillies, “The last time Jamie had a double, I was a freshman in high school.”
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