Two weeks ago we swept the Braves in Atlanta. What a high.
Now, we’ve dropped five in a row. What a low.
Someone once told me: “Don’t get too low when the going is bad and don’t get to high when the going is good.” That someone? The late Gene Mauch.
Manuel’s V-8 Machine has been misfiring. But, it will get going again. This is too good an offensive club to keep sputtering. Hitting is contagious which, I suppose, means non-hitting is the same.
Bottom line: we’re in first place as we head for a tough nine-game road trip through Oakland, Arlington and Atlanta.
In looking over various message boards, some fans are for it and others oppose it.
One concern is quality of opponent. In our case, we have a very difficult interleague schedule. But, that’s the way it goes. “There’s no crying in baseball,” Tom Hanks, as manager, said in the movie, League Of Their Own.
Still like seeing other players from teams in the other league, although Vladimir Guerrero can stay in California next time.
During the month of June, the Phillies averaged more than 44,500 in their 11 home dates. The total attendance was 489,879.
Ten of the games were sold out, including the last nine.
Appreciate the most recent comments.
Will get to searching for pitching in a later Phillies Insider. Just keep in mind discussing certain enemy pitchers is tampering and baseball has a huge fine for tampering.
In Phillies history
1971 RHP Rick Wise becomes first pitcher in major league history to hit two home runs while pitching a no-hitter, 4-0, in Cincinnati. Wise is currently the pitching coach for the Lancaster (PA) Barnstormers in the Atlantic League. Von Hayes is the manager.
1973 Ken Brett sets a major league record for pitchers by hitting a home run in his fourth straight game, a 7-2 win in Montreal.
1978 Phillies beat Cubs twice by 6-1 scores at Veterans Stadium to take over the NL East lead, a lead they held for the rest of the season.
1986 Phillies bomb Cubs, 19-1, at the Vet, setting modern NL record with 15 extra-base hits and a new club record with 11 doubles. HRs by Juan Samuel (2), Mike Schmidt and Milt Thompson.