Offense Gets Cole A W
Cole was pitching well (1 R, 1 BB, 11 SO) again and the Phillies offense wasn’t well again. Then, two-out hits produced a five-spot and Cole ended his losing spell and picked up his second win.
In the last four games, the offense has scored six or more runs, which produced four wins. For the season, 22-6 when putting up those numbers.
Domonic got back on the home run track, his 11th in the last 13 games.
Phillies left after the game for Milwaukee where they begin a four-game series Thursday night. Since Miller Park opened in 2001, the Phillies are 20-18 there. 10-game trip also takes them to Minnesota and Colorado. Actually, 20 of the next 26 games are on the road.
A lot of focus will be on every team when the First-Year Player Draft begins at 7 p.m. on Thursday.
Some interesting draft notes:
**Only one first round selection has made it to Cooperstown, Reggie Jackson.
**In 1971, the Royals selected 29th in the second round, the Phillies next at 30. KC picked George Brett and the Phillies followed taking Mike Schmidt. Both are in Cooperstown.
You can follow every round of the draft on MLB.com.
Minor League Report
**Lehigh Valley won its 4th in a row, 5-3, at Buffalo. SS Michael Martinez, 4-4, including 1st HR; 1 SB . . . WP: Zach Miner (4-3) . . . SV: Jacob Diekman (9).
**Reading lost, 7-3, at Altoona. C Sebastian Valle, 5th HR; 3rd in last 7 games . . . LP: Seth Rosin (3-4).
**Clearwater dropped a 3-2, 10-inning decision at Jupiter. RF Kelly Dugan, 3-4, hitting .338 . . . LP: Ryan O’Sullivan (3-4); his throwing E led to 2 unearned runs in the 10th after the Threshers had taken a 2-1 lead in the top of the same inning.
**Lakewood was pounded, 12-4, at Hickory, 4 HR among their 16 hits. LP: Jonathan Musser (1-2) . . . SS Roman Quinn, 26th steal, 23rd error.
June 6, 1948–RHP Charlie Bicknell gives up four home runs in the sixth inning as the St. Louis Cardinals coast to an 11-1 decision over the visiting Phillies, second game of a double-header. No Phillies pitcher has matched that since.
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