Encouraging Doc Return
Good to see Doc back on the mound again. Other than four straight hits in a two-run second inning, his outing was encouraging.
Hunter’s clutch, two-out single in the eighth gave the Phillies another one-run win and series win. Now, Cliff goes for a sweep this afternoon.
Believe It Or Not
**Phillies had only five hits and two resulted in outs on the bases.
**Going into the game, the Phillies were 0-38 when trailing after seven innings.
**They are now 6-36 when scoring three or fewer runs. They led the majors a year ago with a 30-47 record.
**Without Doc, the Phillies were 15-27, second worst record in the majors.
**Phillies have a combined five wins from Doc and Cliff and it is July 18.
Down On The Farm
**Lehigh Valley lost, 8-6, at Durham. LF Domonic Brown, 3-5. RHS Scott Elarton (5-8) was the loser.
**Reading was blanked, 7-0, at Portland, who stole 6 bases. Reading was held to 4 singles and a double. RHS Julio Rodriguez (5-4) took the loss.
**Clearwater won 5th in last 6, 2-0, over Bradenton behind LHS Austin Wright (8-4), 2 hits, 6 innings, 7 strikeouts; RHR Chris Kissock and RHR Michael Nesseth, 2nd save. RF Anthony Hewitt hit his 10th homer.
**Lakewood was defeated by Savannah for the second straight night, this time, 10-2.
**Williamsport edged Auburn, 6-5, in 11 innings on RF Brian Pointer’s game-winning triple. SS Roman Quinn, 3-5, 3 runs, 5th triple, 12th steal. RH Chris Nichols won his first pro game, 3 innings, 0 runs.
**Gulf Coast League Phillies won, 4-2, at Tampa vs. the Yankees. RF Dylan Cozens, 1-3, 8th double, 14th RBI. RHR Felix Santos (3-1) won, 3 strikeouts, 2 innings.
July 18, 1983: For the second time since becoming GM, Paul Owens goes from the front office to manage the Phillies. This time he replaces Pat Corrales with the Phillies (43-43) ½- game behind division-leading St. Louis.
For more Phlashback moments, visit www.phillies.com/alumni.