So, interleague play is back for a couple of days for the Phillies. That’s not good news. This season, Phillies are 1-4 against the AL (Royals/Indians) and have been out-scored, 45-18. Ugh!
After these two games with Cleveland, the Phillies return to NL play until May 27. Then, it a strange four-game series with the Red Sox, two in Boston and two at Citizens Bank Park.
The Indians have defeated six Cy Young Award winners in less than two months: Dickey, Price, Halladay, Lee, Colon and Verlander.
Seems as if the Phillies offense is always in low gear. There are three other teams who have scored fewer than the Phillies (138): Nationals (138), Dodgers (129) and Marlins (108).
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Note from Jayson Stark’s ESPN.com story of a couple days ago: Chase and Ryan have homered in the same game 50 times, most among the Phillies. No. 1 on the list with 75 are Hank Aaron and Eddie Mathews of the Braves . . . Phillies Phestival is Thursday night. Stop by Every Roll’s a Winner and say hello….or whatever.
Minor League Report
**Lehigh Valley lost, 8-2, at Durham, getting only 4 hits. Joe Savery was back in uniform after graduation Sunday from Rice University.
**Reading gave up 3 in the 8th and lost, 5-4, at Erie. No decision for Dvid Buchanan, 7 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 4 SO.
**Clearwater gave up 2 in the 8th and lost, 5-3, at Bradenton. LF Cameron Perkins, 3-4, boosting average to .373.
**Lakewood edged Delmarva, 4-3. Starter Nicholas Hanson retired the first 16 enemy hitters. Winning run came on a bases-loaded walk.
May 14, 1927–Section of Baker Bowl stands collapses during seventh-inning stretch, a game the Phillies won, 12-4, over St. Louis. Game is called and Phillies play last 12 games of May homestand at Shibe Park, starting May 18.
May 14, 1975–1B Dick Allen, acquired in a trade a few days earlier, singles in his first at-bat and draws a standing ovation from the Vet crowed of 30,908. Allen bats fifth between Greg Luzinski and Mike Schmidt. Lefty Steve Carlton (2-4) blanks Cincinnati, 4-0.