Need to Rebound
Got to rebound from last night, a night in which the Marlins used the long ball to win the series opener. They now lead the majors in home runs. Wonder how many experts would have predicted that at the start of the season.
With the team out of town until Monday, there’s still a buzz of activity at Citizens Bank Park.
It isn’t baseball related. There’s a huge stage and sound system being constructed in center field for the Jimmy Buffett and Coral Reefer Band concert on Saturday night.
Minor League notes
RHP Sam Walls, who has been lights out as a closer with the Clearwater Threshers, has been promoted to the Reading Phillies. He was the Phillies Minor League Pitcher of the Month for May:
Lehigh Valley 3B Brennan King and Lakewood RHP Drew Naylor are the player and pitcher of the week for June 2-8 in the Phillies minor league system: http://mlb.com/phi/downloads/y2008/phi_061008.pdf
LHP Steve Kline was released at Lehigh Valley this afternoon. He was 0-2, 5.32 in 19 games.
In Phillies history……….
1985 Phillies set a club record for runs scored in 26-7 rout of the Mets at Veterans Stadium. LF Von Hayes becomes the first player ever to hit two home runs in the first inning(solo and grand slam). 2B Juan Samuel was5-for-7.
1990 CF Lenny Dykstra is hitless in first game of TWN vs. Montreal to end a 23-game hitting streak and drop below .400. Was hitless in nightcap, ending day at .392.