Cole Gets Big W

Play .500 ball on the road and win at home.  It is a formula for winning baseball.

For the second straight road trip, the Phillies pulled out a win in the final game to end a six-game trip at 3-3.  Cole came through big time last night in DC, ending the Nationals’ seven-game winning streak against the Phillies.  Hunter had his second two-home run game, helping put the game out of reach in the big ninth inning.

Amtrak charter train brought the Phillies home after last night’s game. It starts tonight against the Mets, who were at Citizens Bank Park just 20 games ago.   Every year, the schedule has a quirk or two.  So, the Phillies will have played the Mets twice, both at home.  That means they only come back here one more time, the end of August.

NY took two of three last month at Citizens Bank Park, outscoring the Phillies 12-10.  Neise, a lefty they face tonight, tossed 6.2 scoreless innings on April 14.  Phillies have struggled big time against LH starters this year.

Phillies have played the fewest home games (5-5) in the NL.  14 of their next 16 games are a home.  Time to make hay.

Sizing Up The Mets
Hitting
Average, .264, 3rd in NL
Runs, 103, 9th
Home runs, 18, 14th

Pitching
ERA, 4.48, 13th
Saves, 7, tied for 6th
Strikeouts, 207, 6th

Fielding
Percentage, .977, 13th
Errors, 23, 13th

Down On The Farm
**Lehigh Valley won two and was involved in a 3-3 game suspended in the third inning on Friday.  RHP Tyler Cloyd (2-0) was promoted from Reading to LV and won on Saturday.  RHS Scott Elarton (3-1) was Sunday’s winner.

Reading dropped two of three to Erie. 2B Cesar Hernandez, 7-15, four RBI; leads club with 16 RBI. RHP J. C. Ramirez picked up a save on Friday, his first in 141 pro games.

Clearwater took two of three from Port Charlotte. RHP Brody Colvin (2-2) and LHP Jesse Biddle (1-2) were the winners.

Lakewood lost two of three on the road; Sunday’s win ended a five-game losing streak.

Williamsport and Gulf Coast League Phillies begin their seasons in June.

Phillies Phact
60 years ago, the Phillies had 12 minor league affiliates:

Baltimore Orioles, International League (AAA)
Schenectady Blue Jays, Eastern League (A)
Tri-City Braves, Western International League (A)
Terre Haute Phillies, Illinois-Iowa-Illinois League (B)
Wilmington Blue Rocks, Interstate League (B)
Granby Phillies, Provincial League (C)
Grand Forks Chiefs, Northern League (C)
Salina Blue Jays, Western Association (C)
Salt Lake City Bees, Pioneer League (C)
Bradford Phillies, Pennsylvania-Ontario-New York League (D)
Miami Eagles, Kansas-Oklahoma-Missouri League (D)
Pulaski Phillies, Appalachian League (D)

 

1 Comment

Fantastic beat ! I would like to apprentice while you amend your website, how could i subscribe for
a blog web site? The account aided me a acceptable
deal. I had been a little bit acquainted of this your broadcast offered bright clear idea

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 89 other followers

%d bloggers like this: