Doc, R-Phillies Win
Thursday’s a day off so here’s a chance to review some numbers:
**Road trip ended 4-2 against two teams that are headed for the playoffs. Included was one painful loss and one painful blown call by the umpires.
**The Phillies have now won the season series (4-3) from the Reds eight straight seasons.
**Phillies outscored Jay Bruce in the series, 11-6. Yep, Bruce drove in all the runs.
**Doc improved to 110-0 when given a lead of four or more runs. Has won six of last seven decisions, 3.00 ERA.
**Phillies are 58-38 in his starts.
**Wednesday’s win means the Phillies are 10-3 in day games after starting 9-22.
**Leak, in his career vs. the Phillies, 26 runs in 27 innings.
**Since the All-Star Game, Phillies starters have a 3.39 ERA, second only to the Nationals in the NL.
**Same starters have issued the fewest walks (198) and recorded the most strikeouts (769) in the majors for the season.
**Eight series remain, three against teams with winning records (Washington twice, Atlanta once).
*Phillies Insider ranked #16 in August among MLB Pro blogs. At the end of July, #22. A big thank you!
Down On The Farm
Reading defeated visiting Trenton, 4-2, on back-to-back, 7th inning homers by C Tommy Joseph and RF Leandro Castro. DH Jake Fox also homered for the R-Phillies who took a 1-0 lead in the best-of-5 first-round playoffs. RHS Austin Hyatt, no decision, 2 run, 4 hits, 6.1 innings. RH Tyler Knigge (1-0), 1.2 innings, 0 runs, 2 hits, 2 strikeouts. Save for RH Justin Friend, 1 hit, 1 walk, 1 strikeout, 1 inning. Game 2 is Thursday night.
Williamsport ended its season with an 8-4 win over visiting Auburn. RF Cameron Perkins, 2 hits to lead the club in hitting, .304. 1B Chris Serritella, 2 hits; LF Larry Greene, 2 hits, including club-high 22nd double; finished at .272. SS Roman Quinn, set club records in runs (56) and stolen base (30) while hitting .281. RH Jeb Stefan (2-4) was the winner.
September 6, 1952: RHP Robin Roberts gives up six runs in eight innings but pitches all 17 inings as the Phillies rally for a 7-6 win over Boston, first game of a Saturday doubleheader. Roberts’ line: 17 innings, 18 hits, 6 runs, 5 earned, 2 walks, 5 strikeouts. Second game is suspended after eight with the Phillies losing. It is completed the next day, a 3-1 loss.
Guess they didn’t focus on pitch counts back then.
Alumni phlashbacks, pheatures and photos: www.phillies.com/alumni.