Two Short Series Next
Every year the NL schedule has a quirk or two. Well, we are about to begin a quirk….next four games are against the Pirates and Cubs, two games each. Yep, two games at home vs. each of these two NL Central teams.
That means when we go to Pittsburgh and Chicago we will be playing four-game series ini each city. Both are on weekends in July, giving Phillies fans a chance to visit PNC Park and Wrigley Field.
Weekend sweep in Milwaukee put the Phillies 10 games above .500. Last year, they didn’t reach that level until June 2 (30-20).
4 Phillies lead, biggest in the majors
9 Wins against NL Central this year; 1 loss
11 Of their last 14 ESPN Sunday night telecasts, Phillies have won 11.
910 Home runs hit by Phillies in last 5 years, most in majors.
Dave Philley (1958-60) yesterday became the 12th member of the Phillies Nonagenarian Club. He still holds the Phillies record for most consecutive pinch-hits, 9, 1958-59. It still stands as an NL record, too.
We’ll be shipping a Phillies jersey with his name and number (12) as a birthday gift for turning 90.