Big 8th

For seven innings, the offense crept along, scoring one run on Tuesday night.  For the second straight game, a Phillies starter had a chance to win his 10th game but the offense produced just one while Cole and Doc were on the mound in those games.

Then came a 43-minute eighth-inning.  Taking advantage of five St. Louis relievers and their wildness (5 walks, 2 hit batters, 90 total pitches), the Phillies scored nine times.  A 2-1 deficit became a laugher.  Stutes wound up with his second big league win, both coming on this six-game journey to Seattle and St. Louis.

Phillies record for the biggest eighth inning came on September 22, 1999 at Milwaukee, 11.

Yearbook Questions
Players were asked numerous questions in the 2011 Phillies Yearbook, including:
“What’s your favorite sport to play other than baseball?”

Charlie Manuel: golf
Antonio Bastardo: volleyball
Domonic Brown: football
Ben Francisco: basketball
Ross Gload: bean bag toss
Roy Halladay: basketball
Cole Hamels: shuffleboard
Ryan Howard: basketball
Raul Ibanez: whatever my kids are playing
Kyle Kendrick: croquet
Cliff Lee: basketball
Brad Lidge: ping pong
Ryan Madson: hot potato
Placido Polanco: basketball
Carlos Ruiz: soccer
Chase Utley: golf
Shane Victorino: football

Down On The Farm
CF John Mayberr Jr. had a single, double, stolen base in Lehigh Valley’s 2-0 loss to Indianapolis . . . SS Freddy Galvis had his second straight 2-hit game but Reading lost its sixth in a row, 4-1, to Erie . . . 1B Jonathan Singleton, single, double, 4th home run in Clearwater’s 11-9 loss to Tampa . . . RF Kelly Dugan had 3 hits in Williamsport’s 4-3 defeat at Jamestown . . . CF Peter Lavan, single, 2 doubles and 4 RBI as the Gulf Coast League Phillies won their second in a row over the Tigers, 8-2.
 All-Star Game: Five Lakewood BlueClaws played in the South Atlantic League All-Star Game in Salisbury, MD: 1B Jim Murphy, 1-2, 1 RBI; DH Anthony Hewitt, 1-2; RHS David Buchanan, 1 scoreless inning, 2 strikeouts; RHS Lisalverto Bonilla, 1.1 inning, 1 run, 2 hits and RHS Garet Claypool, 1 inning, 2 strikeouts.

 

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