Unusual Notes

A conglomeration of unusual notes from Citizens Bank Park’s weekend……….

**Cole was given a lead in the first inning on Friday, the first since April 7. Yet, he wound up losing his 9th to becme the second pitcher in Phillies history to lose nine before June 1. The other was RH Kid Gleason (5-9) in 1891. Gleason wound up 24-22 that season.

**Twice recently, a Phillies pitcher was used as a pinch runner. Twice, they got picked off base. Wonder if that ever happened before.

**Domonic ended May with another homer, was halted Saturday and went deep again on Sunday. He fell a double shy of the cycle on Sunday.

**Domonic walked on Saturday, his first since April 30; the walk, however, was intentional.

**Domonic’s three-run homer Sunday was the first for the Phillies since Howard hit one on April 26. In between, plenty solos and few two-run jobs.

**Lucroy, the Brewers catcher who had 0 homers and 0 RBI in 10 at-bats against the Phillies last year, went 8-13 in the series, three homers, eight RBI. He appeared to have hit a grand slam on Sunday but the umps reversed the call after looking at the replay. Instead, he got a three-run triple. He had three homers when he arrived in town.

**Phillies tied their biggest inning of the season, five, in the first inning on Sunday, hitting for the cycle.

**Cliff breezed until the eighth and left leading, 7-1. He watched in the dugout as the Phillies hung on for the win with Pap not in the ballpark because of illness.

**Cliff is 7-2 on the season, 6-1 when following a Phillies loss.

**Brewers came to town with a team ERA of 4.55, highest in the NL. Two wins lowered it to 4.53 ERA. Consecutive wins marked only the third time this season they had a winning streak of two or more games.

**Lucroy’s triple was the first extra base hit DeFratus has allowed to a right-handed hitter in his major league career.

Nationally
**The Mets swept four games from their cross-town rivals, the Yankees, earlier in the week, went to Miami and lost all three games over the weekend. The Marlins, the lowest scoring team in the NL, out-scored the Mets, 24-8.

**Boston’s Ellsbury stole five bases against the Phillies on Thursday and hasn’t played since because of a sore groin.

**The Royals named HOF third baseman George Brett interim hitting coach on Thursday and scored seven total runs in their next three games, two of which were losses.

This Week
The Marlins bring their newly-found, high-powered offense to CBP for three games starting on Monday night. Miami won six games in May, three against the Phillies.

Then, the Phillies head for Milwaukee for four games.

From Elias Sports Bureau
Brown has hit seven homers during his current seven-game hitting streak. The only other Phillies players to hit safely in seven straight games while homering seven or more times are Chuck Klein (July 1929 and September 1930), Mike Schmidt (April 1976 and July 1979) and Chase Utley (April 2008).

Tuesday
Carlos Ruiz bobble head for all fans on Tuesday, courtesy of Toyota.

According to Scott Brandreth, Director, Merchandising, the Phillies will reach one million in bobble head giveaways since the first one, Pat Burrell, in 2001.

Minor League Report
**Lehigh Valley took 2 of 3 from visiting Gwinnett. 1B-DH Josh Fields, 5-15, 3 RBI; 3B Cody Asche, 5-11, 4 R, 3 RBI . . . Wins: RH Zach Miner (3-3), Cesar Jimenez (2-1). SV: Jacob Diekman (8).

**Reading ended a 3-game losing streak with an 8-1 win over Akron on Sunday. WP: RH David Buchanan (2-6) . . . CF Tyson Gillies, 6-12, 4 R, 2 HR, in 3 games.

**Clearwater beat Dunedin twice and had a suspended game against the Blue Jays on Saturday, 2-2, after 2. It will be completed June 8. Sunday WP: Carlos Zambrano (2-0), 0 R, 4 H, 6 IP . . . RF Kelly Dugan, 6-8, 4 R, 3 RBI, boosting average to .336. 3B Maikel Franco, 3-8, 2 doubles, 11th HR, 4 RBI (40). RF Cameron Perkins was placed on the DL with a fractured left wrist.

**Lakewood, after losing first 7 games to West Virginia, ended the spell with an 8-5 win on Sunday. BS/WP: Luis Paulino (1-0). On Friday, Paulino was the winner in Clearwater . . . 1B-DH Willie Carmona, 5-13, 3 RBI; 3B Mitch Walding, 4-10, including 12th-13th doubles.

This Date
June 3, 1972–Paul Owens, a member of the Phillies organization since 1956 and the club’s farm director since 1965, is promoted to General Manager, replacing John Quinn.

June 3, 1978–Reserve IF Dave Johnson blasts a game-winning, pinch-hit grand slam in the ninth inning to lift the Phillies to a 5-1 win over Los Angeles before an NBC national TV audience at the Vet. It is Johnson’s second pinch-hit grand slam of the season, a major league first.

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