Tribe Next; Revenge?
Another shutout was looming but the offense pushed across two tying runs in the ninth and then the Big Piece, who’d been in an offensive funk, came through with a game-winning hit in the 10th, giving the Phillies a 4-3 trip out west. Howard was 0-18 with nine strikeouts before his game-winner.
KK once again gave another strong mound performance and the bullpen followed him. On the hole, the starting pitching was solid on the trip. The offense continued its inconsistency.
While the Phillies have a day off on Monday, their next opponent, the Cleveland Indians, host the Yankees in two games on Monday. The Phillies and Tribe play Tuesday night and Wednesday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park. Revenge anybody?
With Rollins’ homer, he’s now tied with Bobby Abreu for 10th place on the Phillies all-time list (195). Chase is 8th (206) and Ryan is 2nd (306) . . . The last 14 Phils homers have been solo jobs . . . Cliff tied a club record with 3 sacrifices on Saturday. He joined Richie Ashburn (1953), Danny Jackson (1993) and Chad Ogea (1999).
Minor League Report
**Lehigh Valley won 2 of 3 in Durham. 3b Cody Asche, 5-14, including a slam and 5 RBI. Ethan Martin (3-2) and B. J. Rosenberg (1-3) were the winners.
**Reading dropped 2 of 3 to visiting Akron. C Cameron Rupp homered on Friday and Saturday nights, #4-5.
**Clearwater beat Lakeland twice. LF Cameron Perkins, 4-8, including 15th-16th doubles. Gabriel Arias (4-1) won on Saturday, 1 run, 7 innings.
**Lakewood swept 3 in Greensboro, outscoring the Grasshoppers 24-8. DH-OF Zach Taylor, 7-13, including 2 homers. C Chace Numata, 4-9, including a grand slam. LH Yoel Mecias picked up his 1st pro win on Sunday.
May 13, 1954–RHP Robin Roberts allows a lead-off home run to Bobby Adams and then retires next 27 Cincinnati hitters in order as the Phillies beat the Reds, 8-1, at Connie Mack Stadium. Robbie struck out eight and improved his record to 4-3 and lowered ERA to 1.88.
May 13, 1958–RHP Robin Roberts sets club record with his 191st win, 5-2, over Milwaukee at Connie Mack Stadium. RHP Grover Cleveland Alexander, previous record holder, won his 190th game in 1917.
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