Kyle hadn’t allowed a home run in 25 innings. Two pitches into the game last night and that streak ended. That homer started the Twins on their way to a 5-0 lead after two innings.
Twice the Phillies scratched their way to within a run but the Twins kept adding on, sending the Phillies to their ninth loss this month against just two wins. Have to go back to 2006 for the last time the Phillies were this far out of first place.
Good news. No one got hurt and there’s another game tonight. Got to keep on battling.
Chooch, who had been in a spin at the plate, got a pair of hits. In the latest All-Star voting update, he’s climbed into third place.
A group of Phillies fans are at Target Field for this series as part of AAA-Mid Atlantic’s road trip promotion. Joining the fans are Tommy Greene and Von Hayes, a pair of Phillies Alumni.
Down On The Farm
Mother Nature washed out Lehigh Valley at Syracuse, Reading at Binghamton and Lakewood at home.
Clearwater lost, 4-3, in 10 innings to Tampa. Chase, as DH, was third in the batting lineup, 0-5 with three strike outs. No decision for Brody Colvin, who returned to the starting rotation, one run, 6 innings.
When did the Phillies start wearing numbers on their uniform jerseys? For the answer, check out www.phillies.com/alumni.
June 13, 1997: A revolutionary idea in Major League Baseball came to fruition, as Interleague Play made its debut. The Phillies face the Toronto Blue Jays in their first Interleague game. RHP Wayne Gomes makes his major league debut and wins in relief, 4-3.