Game 9 of Trip
May 8, 2007
(Sorry I didn’t get to post the lineups last evening as I had indicated. My home computer became stubborn and I couldn’t get online)
Phillies hitters have the most walks (147) and the highest on-base percentage (.362) . . . Starting pitchers lead in the most strikeouts (162) . . . Outfielders with most assists (15).
Since 2004, the Padres have the most wins this month (59-31) while the Phillies (52-39) and Cardinals (52-38) are second.
Road trip continues tonight with game 9 (3-5 record) in Phoenix. Trip ends at 6:40 p.m. (EDT) tomorrow.
Couldn’t help but noticed during Ryan’s pinch hit at-bat last night, he was favoring his left (back) leg. As the media has reported Ryan won’t start tonight or tomorrow afternoon and then there’s a day off on Thursday. He’ll see Dr. Michael Ciccotti sometime on Friday, which means a large media crunch will be at Citizens Bank Park that day for the medical news.
The Monday, May 21 Phillies Phestival for the benefit of ALS, includes a live auction. Among the choice items up for bid are the chance to throw out the first pitch on July 15, a trip for two to see the Phillies play in Chicago at the end of June, Ryan Howard autographed jersey from his rookie season and a Triple Play Package, the lineup card and actual baseball used in the Phillies’ triple play at Cincinnati this April 21. Tickets are on sale through this website.
Minor League Review
A weekly review (April 30-May 6) of the Phillies minor league system was posted earlier today: http://philadelphia.phillies.mlb.com/mlb/minorleagues/team_index.jsp?c_id=phi