A different Win
Well, Charlie won his 899th game as a major league manager last night. It was different and not easy.
When J-Roll’s double in the bottom of the fourth tied the game, 5-5, it was the Phillies last hit until there were two out in the bottom of the ninth, a single by Ty. Before the ninth was over, the Phillies had their second walk-off win of the season. They’ve certainly been on the other end enough, eight times.
Helton’s error in not touching first base allowed the winning run to score with two out as the Phillies rallied with two runs in the ninth after the Rockies had scored once with two out in the top of the ninth against Papelbon. He’s a different pitcher when not in a save position. Consider he is 17-17 in saves with a 0.00 ERA. Such as last night, 1-2, 6.10 ERA.
Elias Sports Bureau: Prior to that rally, the Phillies had been the only team in the major leagues that had not won a game this season in which it trailed in the eighth inning or later.
Since May 1, the Phillies have scored 228 runs, the most in the NL while hitting .276. At times that is difficult to believe because they have spells in games when the bats go quiet such as last night. The difference lies in pitching and defense. A year ago, the Phillies had the lowest ERA and fewest errors. They’re in the middle of the NL pack in both.
Joe-B gave up only six hits in seven innings but three of them left the park. He now leads the NL in allowing homers, 17. If you are wondering about the Phillies club record, it belongs to Robin Roberts, 46, in 1956.
The win boosted the Phillies record to 22-5 in the last 27 games against the Rockies, 13-2 in their last 15 games at Citizens Bank Park. Series ends tonight.
Down On The Farm
**Lehigh Valley won, 2-1, at Toledo on a SF by 2B Kevin Fransden in the eighth. LHS Pat Misch (5-8) won his second straight, allowing just 2 runs in 13 total innings.
**Reading dropped a 4-3 decision in New Hampshire. C Sebastian Valle, 2-4, including his eighth home run. RHS Trevor May (6-5) allowed 3 runs in the first inning and was charged with the defeat.
**Clearwater nipped Dunedin, 3-2, on a walk-off single by Zach Collier. Chase played eight innings at 2B; 2-3 as a hitter, including his first home run. Win went to RHR Tyler Knigge (4-1).
**Lakewood returns to action tonight following a three-day All-Star Game break.
**Williamsport pounded out 17 hits in whipping State College, 13-1. 3B Mitch Walding, 4-5, 4 RBI. 1B Christopher Serritella, 3-4, 2 RBI. LH Hoby Milner (1-0), second of 4 pitchers, was the winner, 4 strikeouts in 3 hitless, scoreless innings.
**Gulf Coast League Phillies lost, 9-6, at the Braves. LF John Taylor, 3-4. 2B Angelo Mora, 3-4, 2 doubles.
June 21, 1964, 1st game: RHP Jim Bunning (7-2) pitches the first perfect game in Phillies history when he blanks the Mets, 6-0, on Father’s Day at New York. It is the major league’s first perfect game during the regular season in 42 years. Gus Triandos catches the perfect game and becomes the first catcher ever to be behind the plate for no-hitters in each league. 18-year-pld Rookie RHP Rick Wise wins his first major league game in the second game, 8-2.
For more details on Bunning’s perfect game, visit www.phillies.com/alumni. Rick Wise recounts his first win on the same day and also his no-hitter seven years later, also on the alumni page.