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Thanks to all the fans who participated in the inaugural Phantastic Auction (May 5-15) and last night’s Phillies Phestival. Combined, over $989,000 was raised for Phillies Charities, Inc.
Nearly 7,000 fans, most dressed in Phillies attire, attended last night’s event and helped raise $860,731 to help strike out ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). Since the Phillies adopted ALS as their primary charity in 1984, over $14.3 million has been raised for the fight against the disease. A portion of the Auction proceeds will also go to ALS.
The passion of Phillies fans never waivers.
Reds are in town for the weekend, meaning no more games against teams from Ohio. So far, the Phillies are 1-6 against the Reds and Indians.
Cincinnati is the hottest team in the big leagues, riding a six-game winning streak. On the road, however, they are 9-10.
Phillies and Reds split a four-game series at Citizens Bank Park a year ago.
Minor League Report
**Lehigh Valley lost, 8-6, at Norfolk, the fourth straight loss for the IronPigs. 3B Cody Ashe, 2-5, RBI (22). 1B Cody Overbeck, 7th HR. LP: Tyler Cloyd (1-4), 3.1 IP, 11 H, 7 R, 3 SO, 4 HR.
**Reading didn’t play.
**Clearwater defeated Bradenton for the second straight game, 6-3. 3B Maikel Franco, 7th-8th homers, 3 RBI (32). WP: Gabriel Arias (5-1), 6.2 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 BB, 6 SO.
**Lakewood nipped Greensboro, 6-5. 2 hits each for 1B Art Charles and LF Larry Greene. WP: Geoff Broussard (2-0).
May 17, 1979–A 10-inning classic in Wrigley Field: Phillies 23, Cubs 22. Teams combined for 11 home runs. LF Dave Kingman hit three; 3B Mike Schmidt, two, including a two-out, game-winner off Bruce Sutter in the 10th.
PHI 708 240 100 1—23 24 2
CHI 600 373 030 0—22 26 2
May 17, 1991–Phillies edge the Chicago Cubs, 1-0, in 16 innings, the longest shutout game in Phillies and Vet history.
May 19, 1979–The idea of Phillies wearing all-burgundy uniforms on Saturdays starts and ends on this date, a 10-5 loss to Montreal. RHP Jim Lonborg kidded LF Greg Luzinski, “Bull, you look like a big grape.”