Another Loss, Another DL

For the third straight game, Phillies pitchers struck out 12 Dodgers.  For the third straight game, the Phillies suffered a one-run defeat, first time since 2009 LA has won a series at Citizens Bank Park.

Seven hits and seven walks did the Phillies in last night.  Five pitchers combined to throw 179 pitches, 17 more than five LA pitchers.  Difference: LA walked two.

The Phillies staff is tied with Milwaukee for the most strikeouts in the NL, 461.  Also, tied with Rockies for second in home runs allowed, 64, two behind Houston.  Phillies pitchers did keep the ball in the park while Phillies hitters unloaded three home runs.

It all added up to the fifth straight loss in the seven-game homestand that ends this afternoon.  An Amtrak charter train will leave 30th Street Station after the game for a short ride to Baltimore and the start of nine interleague games on the road.

Polly got hurt (cut left index finger) on Tuesday night, Galvis left the game last night with low back pain and then went on the DL.  Putting players on the disabled list seems to be a weekly ritual.  If you are counting, Freddy is the 13th different player to be DLd.

Down On The Farm
**Lehigh Valley defeated Gwinnett, 5-1.  RHS Tyler Cloyd was the entire show, 1 run in 8 innings on the mound, a single, double, walk and RBI as a hitter.

**Reading beat Altoona, 7-2, as 2B Cesar Hernandez extended his hitting streak to 10 games.  RHS Jonathan Pettibone (5-5) allowed 2 runs in 7 innings and had a single.

**Clearwater fell, 3-1, at St. Lucie.  3B Cody Asche, hitting .340, was added to the North squad for the FSL All-Star Game.

**Lakewood bowed to Lexington, 4-1.  RHS Colin Kleven (3-5), selected to the SAL All-Star Game, took the defeat, 4 runs in 5 innings.

June 7, 1910: RHP Eddie Stack is the first Phillies pitcher to toss a shutout in his major league debut, 1-0, over Chicago at Baker Bowl.

June 7, 1967: Doug Clemens ties a National League record with a pinch-hit double in his third consecutive game. Phillies bow to Cubs, 3-1, at the Vet.

June 7, 1983: LHP Steve Carlton passes RHP Nolan Ryan on the all-time strikeout list (3,522) when he fans St. Louis LF Lonnie Smith in the third inning of a 2-1 loss.  Carlton and Ryan see-saw back and forth before Ryan takes the lead permanently late in the season.

June 7, 1985: Mike Schmidt makes his first appearance at home as a first baseman; Rick Schu plays third.  Schmidt borrowed a wig from Larry Andersen and wore it when he took the field. Final score: Montreal 3, Phillies 1.

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