Pitching Classic

A couple of classic pitchers hooked up in a classic pitching duel.  Pat’s solo homer provided all the runs Jamie needed in besting Greg Maddux.  Brad returned from a rest and recorded another save. 

Can’t say enough about the starting pitching but can’t figure out the offense. Through it all, we are still very much in the hunt for October baseball. 

Don’t forget, ESPN Sunday Night telecast tomorrow from San Diego.  Same next Sunday against the Dodgers at Citizens Bank Park.  Both were originally scheduled as day games and are now 8:05 EDT.

Minor League Notes
Quintin Berry, the speedy Clearwater centerfielder, had his 30-game hitting streak (.362) stopped last night at Tampa.  He was 0-3 in both games of a doubleheader, marking the first time since June 22-23 he was hitless in consecutive games.  The streak started July 12. 

Leftfield teammate Michael Taylor continued his extra-base hitting in the DH.  He had a pair of doubles, giving him 10 in the last 8 games and 32 for the season, most of any Phillies minor leaguer.  After starting the season with a .361 average at Lakewood (67 games), he’s at .332 with the Threshers (50 games).

Beijing Update
C Lou Marson and SS Jason Donald each went 1-for-3 in a 5-4 win over Canada yesterday. 

Team USA is off today and then will play China.

Little League World Series
Event is underway in Williamsport, PA.  The Little League complex includes a museum that contains some very interesting displays involving the history of Little League baseball that was started in Williamsport 70 years ago.

Included in the museum on the lower level is a Phillies display.  This display will be there through the end of September.

If you are ever in the Williamsport area, visit the museum.

Did you know? President Bush once played Little League ball. 

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