Cliff is still winless. LA on radio said is best, “unbelievable.”
He had a lead yesterday but the offense shut down after leading, 4-1, after 3.5 innings. Cliff gave up 3 in the bottom of the fourth and left a 4-4 game after six innings. Over their last six innings, the Phillies offense produced a pair of singles and a hit batter.
AO and GB. For much of the season, the Phillies offense has failed to Add On and the pitchers seem to Give Back runs right after the Phillies score. It happened again yesterday.
Defense is in a rut, 10 errors in last seven games (65.1 innings) after just nine in previous 21 games.
In Cliff’s 10 starts, the Phillies are now 3-7. So, Cliff will have to wait until the weekend in Toronto.
Thanks to Phillies fans who filled Camden Yards this weekend. Seeing Phillies red in visiting territory has become very common. Their passion is certainly appreciated.
Pierre topped the 1,000 mark in runs scored over the weekend and now sits at 1,002. Next target is Tony Taylor, 1,005. Juan needs 5 more RBI to reach 500 . . . Thome leads all players with 60 interleague home runs . . . Last Phillies series win in Baltimore came in 2005 . . . Four of the Phillies seven relievers have a combined total of 52 major league appearances, 56.1 innings; five of the seven are 26 years of age or younger . . . Congrats to Jim Jackson who is being inducted into the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame tonight in Salisbury, NC.
Next three nights, starting Tuesday, the Phillies will play the Twins in Target Field. It will be the Phillies first visit to Target Field. They have yet to play in Miami’s new home.
Twins lead Phillies in interleague play, 5-4.
Down On The Farm
**Lehigh Valley won two of three. 2B Kevin Fransden was 8-14 with 2 RBI. C Erik Kratz drove in 8 runs, 4 coming on a Sunday grand slam.
**Reading won two of three from Harrisburg. 3B Tim Kennelly was 8-11 in the three games, including two home runs on Sunday, the last one a walk-off dinger.
**Clearwater lost twice at Dunedin and was rained out at St. Lucie on Friday.
**Lakewood won one of three at Delmarva. LHP Ethan Stewart (2-6) started and ended the week with wins.
June 11, 1985: Phillies’ greatest offensive game ever…26-7 win over New York begins with a nine-run first inning, highlighted by LF Von Hayes’ two home runs, a solo shot and a grand slam. No other Phillies player ever hit two homers in the first inning. Phillies set club records for runs, hits, doubles and total bases. 3B Schu and 2B Juan Samuel tie a major league record with seven at-bats each.
For more Phlashback notes, visit www.phillies.com/alumni.