Great headline on the back page of the Philadelphia Daily News this morning, “The Moyer, The Merrier.”
Jamie won his 250th game yesterday. Players had champagne in the clubhouse after the game which was cool. Milestone win and a sweep of the Nationals made for a joyous, long flight to San Diego.
Jamie’s Milestone Wins
No. 1 – June 16, 1986: Cubs 7, Phillies 5. Losing pitcher: Steve Carlton.
No. 50 – July 17, 1994: Orioles 10, Angels 5. Losing pitcher: Russ Springer.
No. 100 – Aug. 27, 1998: Mariners 10, Indians 4. Losing pitcher: Jaret Wright.
No. 150 – Sept. 24, 2001: Mariners 9, Rangers 3. Losing pitcher: Doug Davis.
No. 200 – July 8, 2005: Mariners 10, Angels 4. Losing pitcher: Jarrod Washburn.
No. 250 – May 31, 2009: Phillies 4, Nationals 2. Losing pitcher: John Lannan.
Phillies begin 10-game, 11-day road trip to San Diego, Los Angeles and New York. We have the best road record in the majors, 16-6. That’ll get a severe test as the three cities we’re visiting have a combined 52-20 home record.
We’re home for only nine games this month, 12-21, interleague games with Red Sox, Orioles and Blue Jays. Yesterday was the 20th sellout of the season. Look for nine more this month.
Ruben Amaro Jr. and his staff begin meetings this morning with the amateur scouting staff in the Draft Room on the Hall of Fame Club level at Citizens Bank Park: scouting director Marti Wolever, Mike Ledna and Bill Moore (national crosscheckers) and regional supervisors Darrell Conner west), Brian Kohlscheen (central) and Gene Schall (east).
First-year player draft will start Tuesday evening, June 9. It will be live on the MLB Network and MLB.com. More on the draft at a later date.
RHP Kyle Drabek, the organization’s pitcher of the week (May 25-31), was promoted this morning from Clearwater to the AA Reading Phillies.
Thanks to those who posted comments about how we should recognize Ryan’s long home runs at Citizens Bank Park. Interesting comments. Keep ‘em coming.