Rolling with J-Roll
J-Roll makes the Phillies roll.
The Phillies offense features a pack of talented players who pack plenty of power. But, it is J-Roll that gets it going. He had a key hit last night that triggered a 3-run fifth inning. He scored a run for the eighth straight game. Not surprising, the Phillies are 6-2 in those games.
For the season, the Phillies are 16-4 when he scores a run. That’s a .800 percentage. Keep up that pace and we’ll see you in October.
J-Roll needs four more hits to reach 1,500 and one more stolen base to reach 300.
Cole certainly appears to be back on track, as does J-Roll. Now, we need to get the rest of the starting rotation back on track.
Phillies 23, Cubs 22
This crazy game took place 30 years ago Sunday in Wrigley Field. Rich Hofmann of he Daily News wrote a column about the historic game today.
The game featured 50 hits (10 doubles, 2 triples, 11 homers), 11 different pitchers, 22 LOB, 4 errors. Surprisingly it only lasted 4 hours, 3 minutes and the Wrigley crowd was just 14,952.
INSIGHT EDITIONS, an imprint of Palace Press, and the Phillies are producing a 225-250-page coffee table book that will be available a year from now: The Philadelphia Phillies: An Extraordinary Tradition.
The book will feature more than 400 photographs chronicling our tradition that began in 1883.
Editorial will include 20-25 original essays by our Hall of Famers, current Phillies players, former players, managers and executives.
One essay will also be from a fan. Starting today and running for the next three weeks, fans can participate in a sweepstakes contest on phillies.com, “Why I Bleed Phillies Colors.”
The winner will be selected by the Phillies and Palace Press.