Vote for Chooch
He may be the only starter who hasn’t been in an All-Star Game, but Carlos is an all-star in the eyes of his teammates. He’s also very popular with the fans.
“Chooch” came through big time last night. He narrowly missed hitting a game-winning home run on his first swing in the 10th. The ball curled foul. Two pitches later he did it, setting of a home plate celebration and two face pies during a post-game TV interview. Wonder what it feels like to hit a walk-off home run. Guess I’ll never know.
He’s a rock behind home plate, handles pitchers well, is durable and this year he’s hitting .288. All that can add up to an All-Star Game selection. So, get busy and vote.
Cole was vintage 2008 Cole. More outings like that will be huge. Fans gave him a standing ovation when he left the game and he acknowledged the reception.
Jayson extended his on-base streak to 26 games. It is the longest streak at the start of a season for the Phillies dating back to 1920.
Former Phillies outfielder, Larry Hisle, 63 today.
This Date In Phillies History
1938: RHP Hal Kelleher, a Philadelphia native, gave up a National League record (which still stands) 12 runs in the eighth inning of a 21-2 loss to the Cubs in Chicago. The loss went to LHP Wayne LeMaster, the starter. He left the game after falling behind the first batter (Stan Hack), 3-1. Hack scored one of the four first-inning runs and the Cubs never trailed, thus the defeat for LeMaster. Attendance: 1,314. Kelleher may have felt better knowing that so few people saw his historic performance.
Did You Know?
65,523 hot dogs were sold on Monday night, the first Hatfield Phillies Franks Dollar Dog Night of the season.