Phillies Turn To Cole

If the Phillies are going to take this series against LA, it comes down to Cole’s arm on Wednesday night.  Better throw in Cole’s bat, too.  He’s been swinging a mean stick lately.

Roy-O lost back-to-back games for the first time in a Phillies uniform on Tuesday night.  He threw a first pitch strike to 13 of the 26 batters he faced, but came out on the short end.  He allowed more than two runs for the second time in 10 starts this season. His own error, his first as a Phillie, was part of the Dodgers’ scoring.

The offense produced four singles and a triple.  In Roy-O’s four losses, they’ve scored eight total runs. 

Looking at box scores, six other teams had five or fewer hits on Tuesday.  So, maybe it isn’t just the Phillies.

Newest edition is available.  Phillies have been printing a Yearbook every year since 1949.  Among the questions asked the players:

“What artist or band would you hire to play in your backyard?”

Charlie Manuel: George Thorogood.
Antonion Bastardo: Camila
Domonic Brown: Lil Wayne
Roy Halladay: Kenny Chesney
Cole Hamels: Keith Urban
Ryan Howard: Lil Wayne
Raul Ibanez: Pearl Jam
Kyle Kendrick: George Strait
Ryan Madson: Breaking Benjamin
Roy Oswalt: Jimmy Buffett
Placido Polanco: El Torito
Jimmy Rollins: Jay-Z
Chase Utley: Kings of Leon
Shane Victorino: Zac Brown or Bob Marley

Can’t believe no one picked the Ink Spots.

Down On The Farm
Lehigh Valley was held to 4 hits in losing, 9-1, to Durham . . . CF Derrick Mitchell delivered a game-winning, 2-run homer in the last of the ninth as Reading beat Trenton, 4-2.  He drove in the winning run with a 12th-inning single the night before . . .
Clearwater had just 4 singles in losing, 6-0, to Tampa.  C Sebastian Valle had 2 of them, boosting his average to .357 . . . Lakewood lost for the 6th straight time, 10-3, at Hickory.  1B Jim Murphy extended his hitting streak to 16 games.

This Date
1968: Dodgers’ Don Drysdale works four scoreless innings against the Phillies before finally allowing a run after 58.2 shutout innings, on Howie Bedell’s sacrifice fly, his lone RBI of the season. 


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