Rowand in lineup
August 11, 2007
Rollins, ss; Iguchi, 2b; Burrell, lf; Howard, 1b; Rowand, cf; Dobbs, 3b; Werth, rf; Coste, c; Eaton, p.
Aaron Rowand left the in the first inning last night because of blurred vision. He went to Wills Eye Hospital during the game, was treated and is fine today.
Last night’s game started with a frown but ended with a smile.
Cole Hamels displayed the composure of a 10-year veteran. How many times have you seen an experienced pitcher give up runs in the first inning and then close the door? Cole gave up four quick runs but didn’t allow a hit over the next six innings.
There was another left-hander in the park last night who did that so many times on his way to 329 wins, Steve Carlton.
On a night when the Phillies inducted # 18 John Vukovich into their Wall of Fame, #18 Wes Helms hit a two-run homer in the first inning. The final score was 5-4, which is Vuk’s career record as a major league manager.
Tonight is Alumni Night. Several Alumni will greet fans at the gates again for 30 minutes. Then, we will introduce 36 former Phillies pre-game, lining the third base foul line. We will also have a moment of silence for 14 Phillies Alumni who have passed on in the last year.
The annual Garry Maddox Ribfest is taking place from 4 to 7 today in Citizens Bank Way. Several Alumni are judges.
Standing room only tickets were available today and 500 for tomorrow’s game. The SRO sale tomorrow begins at 5 o’clock for the 8:05 ESPN national telecast.
At 7:10 tomorrow, there is an Alumni Batting Challenge featuring teams of Bobby Dernier/Tyler Green, Ricky Jordan/Mitch Williams and Rico Brogna/Tommy Greene. Why pitchers in a hitting contest? We’re in the National League!