Record for Polanco
Anyone out there know the last time the Phillies had a hitter with 6 RBI on opening day?
Question was posted here yesterday following Polanco’s 6-RBI game on Monday.
Faithful reader Jenn, author of the Phillies Phollowers blog, came through with an answer….6 RBI on opening day never happened before in Phillies history. ESPN.com’s Jayson Stark also mentioned it in his game-story.
Now, we have another record to add to the Phillies record book.
Where Are You?
There were 21 players who put on a Phillies uniform a year ago who are no longer with the team:
In the majors: Miguel Cairo (Reds), Pedro Feliz (Astros), Rodrigo Lopez (Diamondbacks), Brett Myers (Astros), Chan Ho Park (Yankees), Matt Stairs (Padres), Jack Taschner (Pirates), Tyler Walker (Nationals), Lou Marson (Indians).
In the minors: Andy Tracy, Eric Bruntlett, Paul Hoover, John Mayberry, Sergio Escalona, Steve Register.
On the DL: Chris Coste (Nationals), Cliff Lee (Mariners), Clay Condrey (Twins).
Out of baseball: Paul Bako, Pedro Martinez, Scott Eyre.
Minor League Notes
Seasons open tomorrow for four Phillies minor league clubs:
**Lehigh Valley IronPigs at Syracuse, 2 p.m.
**Reading Phillies hosting Portland, 7:05 p.m.
**Clearwater Threshers at Dunedin, 7 p.m.
**Lakewood BlueClaws at Asheville, 7:05 p.m.
3B Travis Mattair, a three-year pro, has decided to retire.