Did anyone think the Phillies would never lose a game to the Mets?
The nine-game win streak ended ugly last night as the defense crumbled. Catching the ball is one of the strengths of this team but that hasn’t been the case early this season.
While watching the debacle, the thought entered my mind….what is the Phillies record for most errors in a game?
Answer: 8, done two different times, April 24, 1922 against the New York Giants and August 18, 1941 against the Cincinnati Reds.
For this season, the Phillies lead the majors with 13 errors. Relax, the Phillies are 390 away from the club record. Yes, in 1904, during a 155-game season, the Phillies made 403 errors. Can you imagine the SportsCenter highlights back then?
Jimmy Rollins’ consecutive game streak ended at 230 last night when he was removed from the original lineup for precautionary measures. The last time he didn’t play was Julky 30, 2006, first game of a doubleheader against the Marlins at Citizens Bank Park. Danny Sandoval played.
J-Roll’s streak was the third longest in the majors: Cleveland’s Grady Sizemore (367) and Atlanta’s Jeff Francoeur (335).
Back to the Phillies record book. Longest consecutive game streak in club history is 730 games, set by Richie Ashburn, July 7, 1950 through September 26, 1954. Ashburn and Del Ennis collided during an exhibition game in Wilmington, DE, a few days before the 1955 season opener.
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Chase Utley appeared on ESPN Radio yesterday morning as well as an ESPN chat. Separately Jamie Moyer and Jimmy Rollins taped Tim McCarver Shows yesterday. This morning, Shane Victorino was on the ESPN2’s “First Take.”