Topping 1 Million
June 2, 2007
Rollins, ss; Werth, rf; Utley, 2b; Howard, 1b; Burrell, lf; Rowand, cf; Nunez, 3b; Barajas, c; Hamels, p.
For the first time since last September, the Phillies were shut out, the last team in the NL this year to get blanked. That leaves the Tigers and Orioles as the only teams that haven’t been shut out.
One thing about a blow out, it is over. In baseball, you are right back at ‘em the next day. In pro football the agony lasts a week.
As of 3 this afternoon, less than 1,500 tickets plus standing room were available for tonight. For Sunday afternoon, around 5,000 tickets plus SR are available. Children 14 and under will receive a PECO Shane Victorino Hula Figurine tomorrow.
Tonight’s crowd will push the Phillies over the 1 million mark, the 27th home date. The only time in team history that 1 million was reached more quickly was in 2004, the 25th date.
The Phillies will be the fifth NL team to reach one million, joining the Dodgers, Mets, Cardinals, Giants and Cubs.
Still No. 1
While the offense has struggled (12 total runs) on this four-game losing streak, the longest of the season for the Phillies, they sill rank No. 1 in runs scored with 274, one run ahead of the Marlins.
ESPN has selected the July 1 Mets-Phillies game at Citizens Bank Park as a Sunday Night Telecast. Game time will be switched from 1:35 p.m. to 8:05 p.m.