Look at it this way, we are 1-0 WTBP.
What is WTBP, you ask. Well, Charlie calls Ryan Howard “the Big Piece.” With last night’s win, we are 1-0 Without The Big Piece. Clever, I know.
From the world of hard to believe:
**Doc won his first road game since his perfect game in Miami on May 29. (He was 0-3, 6.75 before last night).
**It marked the first time we won the first game of a road series since May 28, also in Miami. (We were 0-8).
**Our starting infield has played together 13 games this season. We’ll be stuck on that number for a while until the Big Piece and Chase get back.
Bottom of the order came through big time last night, with Chooch leading the way. Everybody’s going to have to pitch in until we get everybody healthy again.
Mayberry’s dad was a first baseman and John Jr. may wind up seeing some action there. John Jr. hit .240 against RHP at Lehigh Valley; .319 vs. LHP.
Elias Sports Bureau Says
Halladay has gone at least six innings in each of his last 50 road starts, the longest streak by any major-league pitcher since Walter Johnson went six or more in 82 successive starts from 1911 to 1915.
Dallas Green, skipper of the 1980 World Champion Phillies, turns 76 today.