Hard to believe that at the start of last week, the Phillies offense was as quiet as a mouse. Blanked in Washington, 4-0, on the 19th and 1-0 winners the next night.
In their last two games, our offense has exploded for 35 runs. The 20 runs last night are the most the Phillies have ever scored against the Rockies. Previous high: 18-1 romp at Mile High Stadium, May 30, 1993.
It is also the highest-scoring game this century for the Phillies.
Back on July 2-3-4,1999, the Phillies swept the Cubs at Veterans Stadium:
Scott Rolen drove in 10 runs in the series and Doug Glanville had 7 hits and 7 RBI.
It all ended on July 5: Milwaukee 5, Phillies 0.
Enough history. There’s another game tonight and Charlie Manuel put it in perspective in Ken Mandel’s story on this site: “When we score runs, I’m definitely happy. At the same time, we keep things in perspective. We’ll celebrate this now, but when we leave here tonight, we’ll think about the next game.”
Chase Utley will receive his NL Player of the Month Award for April pre-game tonight . . . Jimmy Rollins is hosting Frederick Douglass School students pre-game as part of his reading program, J-Roll’s Aces . . . Greg Dobbs visited a Baseball Skills Challenge Day for special needs children this afternoon in Haddonfield, NJ . . . Phillies Alumni Tommy Herr (1989-90) will sign autographs in the Hall of Fame Club pre-game.
In Phillies history
1923 OF Cy Williams hits 15th home run of the month in New York to set a club record for May. The homer was his 18th of the season, a National League record for HRs by the end of May.
1986 Steve Carlton makes 666th start to break Warren Spahn’s National League record for a left-handed pitcher. Carlton beat the Giants, 6-2, at Veterans Stadium. Last night, Jamie Moyer made his 615th start.