Pause for a Cause
In three weeks, we have a chance for revenge against the Red Sox, who took two of three this weekend at Citizens Bank Park. Interleague play resumes for the Phillies on June 11, a weekend at Fenway Park.
Phillies offense produced 27 runs on the six-game homestand, but 12 of those runs came in the first game.
Red Sox starters held them scoreless through eight innings on both Saturday and Sunday. According to Elias Sports Bureau, it was the first time in 21 years that consecutive starting pitchers worked at least eight innings against the Phillies and did not allow a run. The last pitchers to do so were David Cone and Bob Ojeda of the Mets on August 8-9, 1989.
Phillies pause today for a good cause…Striking Out ALS. Annual Phillies Festival is this evening at Citizens Bank Park. Event is sold out.
Team then boards a couple of buses and heads for New York for a nine-game road trip against the NL East, three each at the Mets, Marlins and Braves. Playing games in your own division is the time to make hay or stumble.
Phillies Minor League Leaders
AVG Matt Rizzotti (C/R), .370
R Adam Buschini (L); Jiwan James (L), 29
H Cody Overbeck (C), 53
2B Overbeck, 15
3B Anthony Gose (C), 9
HR Overbeck, 10; Cody Ransom (LV), 10
RBI Overbeck, 33
SB Gose, 19
G Joshua Zeid (L); Michael Zagurski (LV), 18
W Austin Hyatt (C), 6
SV Justin DeFratus (C), 8
IP Jesus Sanchez (C), 57.2
SO Hyatt, 65
ERA Nick Hernandez (L), 1.61
Key: LV (Lehigh Valley); R (Reading); C (Clearwater), L (Lakewood)
“Let’s Go Flyers!”