Phils-Twins A Year Later

Back to interleague play for the next three games, all at Target Field in Minneapolis. Checking numbers:

Interleague play this year: Phillies 4-7, Twins 6-8.
Phillies vs. Twins: 6-6
Phillies at Target Field: 2-1, almost the same dates a year ago, June 12-13-14.
Twins: 10th in AL in runs, 252; 10th in team ERA, 4.36.
Phillies: 10th in NL in runs, 235; 12th in ERA, 4.15.

Cole and Walters start tonight, same starters as June 13 a year ago. Phillies got four runs off Walters in the first inning and hung on for a 9-8 win.

Busy Brown
Domonic is in the midst of a busy media schedule:
MLB Network’s The Rundown . . . . ESPN SportsCenter . . . Sirius/XM Radio . . . . . . ESPN Baseball Tonight podcast . . . Behind the Pinstripes . . . Phillies Clubhouse on Comcast SportsNet and the July/August issue of Philly Style.

Domonic continues piling up numbers but not All-Star votes. So, faithful Phillies fans, get out and vote . . . Happy Birthday to Dave Cash, 65 today . . . Players drafted and signed this weekend and amateur free agent signees are in a mini camp in Clearwater until Friday . . . With Kratz facing knee surgery and LV’s Steven Lerud called up, it has set off a domino effect in the system: Cameron Rupp, Reading to LV; Justin Dalles, Lakewood to Reading . . . Tommy Joseph, who began the season at LV and then was DLd with a concussion, has been sent to Clearwater . . . Today’s blog is #1,400.

Minor League Report
**Lehigh Valley was rained out at home vs. Charlotte.

**Reading won a rain-shortened (6.2 innings) game vs. Harrisburg, 6-0. LH Austin Wright (1-3), 0 R, 2 H, 2 BB, 7 SO, 5.1 IP . . . RF Anthony Hewitt, 4th HR.

**Clearwater lost, 9-4, at home to St. Lucie. 3B Maikel Franco (12) and RF Kelly Dugan (7) homered. LP: Perci Garner (5-1).

**Lakewood was rained out at home vs. Greensboro, third time in last 4 days.

All-Star Games
Seven members of the Clearwater Threshers have been selected to the North Division squad for Saturday’s Florida State League All-Star Game in Dunedin:
P Perci Garner . . . P. Gabriel Arias . . . C Logan Moore . . . 2B Carlos Alonso . . . 3B Maikel Franco . . . OF Aaron Altherr . . . OF Cameron Perkins (currently on DL).

For the June 18 South Atlantic League All-Star Game to be played in Lakewood:
P Steven Inch . . . C Chace Numata . . . Coach Mickey Morandini . . . Athletic Trainer Mickey Kozack.

This Date
June 11, 1985–Phillies’ greatest offensive game ever…26-7 win over New York begins with a nine-run first inning, highlighted by LF Von Hayes’ two home runs, a solo shot and a grand slam. No other Phillies player ever hit two homers in the first inning. 3B Schu and 2B Juan Samuel tie a major league record with seven at-bats each.

Von talks about that game in a Paul Hagen feature that can be found at

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