Jayson steals show
Charlie shook up the batting order and inserted J-Roll into the five hole but it was Jason Werth who stole the show….literally.
As you all know, Werth stole four bases, including second, third and home in the same inning. He tied two club records: (1) Sherry Magee for the most steals in a game, and (2) Pete Rose for stealing second, third and home in a inning. Pete did it in the sixth inning at Cincinnati 29 years and one day ago.
Phillies had six stolen bases, which is far short of the club record of 11 set in 1906. Heck in the ninth inning of a July 7, 1919 game (first game of a DH), the Phillies stole eight bases against the Giants.
Look out Mike
Jim Thome hit his 546th and 547th homers last night to move within one of Michael Jack Schmidt who is in 13th place on the all-time list.
David Montgomery, Bill Giles and I traveled to Vero Beach yesterday for Danny Ozark’s funeral. Ray Rippelmeyer, a pitching coach under Ozark, flew in from suburban St. Louis. Fay Vincent, former baseball commissioner, also attended.
The 85-year-old Ozark died in his sleep last Thursday. Danny was a classy man.