Guess seven games in three different time zones wasn’t an issue as the Phillies returned home last night after a 5-2 trip to Denver, Milwaukee and Pittsburgh.
Jayson Werth had a great road trip, hitting .323, 10 hits, 4 homers, 7 RBI. With Shane Victorino ready to come off the DL tomorrow, it poses an interesting situation for Charlie Manuel: “Who’s in center?”
Shane had a whirlwind rehab hourney last week, extended spring training to Clearwater to Reading to Lehigh Valley.
Phillies caught a break when Cy Young Award winner Jake Peavy pitched yesterday in San Diego. We get Greg Maddux, Chris Yong and Randy Wolf during the three-game series that starts tomorrow night.
Maddux goes for his 350th win tomorrow night. He has the most career wins (29) and strikeouts (307) against us of any active pitcher. He’s 1-0 at Citizens Bank Park.
**Longest winning streak vs. SD: 12 games, May 23, 2004 to July 4, 2006.
**Longest losing streak vs. SD: 6 games, July 9-July 21, 1992.
**Longest game: 17 innings, 9-8 Phillies win at the Vet, August 21, 1980.
**Latest ending game: 4:40 a.m., at the Vet, July 2, 1993, twi-night doubleheader with three rain delays.
**Shortest game between the two clubs: 1 hour, 29 minutes, May 4, 1977, 9 innings, in San Diego.
**Last trade between the two teams: SS Desi Relaford for INF David Newhan, August 7, 2000.
Because the Flyers and Sixers are in the playoffs, the Phillies games are being moved from Comcast SportsNet to CN8 tomorrow, Wednesday and Thursday nights. Some fans can’t get CN8 and have voiced displeasure at not being able to see our games.
Our contact with CSN stipulates that the Flyers and Sixers get preference during playoff time.
FOX has added the July 12 game against the Diamondbacks at Citizens Bank Park to their Saturday schedule. Game time will be moved to 3:55 p.m. for the national telecast.
Appreciate the comments about Jim Konstanty and the Phillies Wall of Fame. He’s been on the fan ballot on this website and has made it to the final five but this year but he didn’t get enough fan votes to quality for the Special Wall of Fame Committee that selects the winner.