Could It Be?
A sweep would have been neat but two of three is a great formula to follow. The Giants are a tough ballclubto lose three in a row.
Cole wasn’t himself last night but the offense was when he’s on the mound. The offense hasn’t scored a run over his last three starts while he is in the game, a total of 20 innings.
Last night was the Phillies’ 100th consecutive sellout, which is really something. Thanks go to the passionate fan support. Phillies are 66-34 in those 100 games. Doubt that we will be able to catch the Red Sox, who are on a streak of 611 sellouts in a row. Understand the record for consecutive sellouts belongs to the NBA Portland Trailblazers, 814 from 1977-1995.
Now the Nationals come to town. Of the Phillies next 29 games, 22 are against clubs with losing records. But, that doesn’t mean a picnic is in store. Teams that are under .500 love to beat the top clubs.
Ryan Howard starts a rehab tonight in Lakewood. They are going to retire his Lakewood uniform number (29) in pre-game ceremonies. It was originally scheduled for September 2, a day off on the Phillies original schedule. But, a postponed game will be played on that date in Denver.
Ryan is scheduled for Lehigh Valley tomorrow night and maybe Sunday. Should be a lot of buzz in those ballparks.
Could It Be?
Last time a Phillies player won a batting title was 1958, Richie Ashburn, who hit .350. Polly is in the thick of the race this year.
Last time a Phillies pitcher won 20 games was 1982, Steve Carlton (23-11). Last Phillies right-hander, Robin Roberts in 1955 (23-14). Doc has 15 wins going into tonight’s game.
Enjoy the weekend.