Imagine waking up after a bad dream in which nightmare numbers kept you tossing and turning………
**Four straight hits produced two, fourth-inning runs off Cole. That’s all he allowed in seven innings but once again, the offense was silent when he was in the game. How silent? 24 runs in his last 12 starts.
**Davis walked the leadoff hitter in the 8th. That hitter came around to score the winning run. So, when Cole starts, Phillies are 2-12. The eighth inning was a real nightmare a year ago.
**Going into the game, enemy hitters had 15 hits in 18 innings, a batting .329 against Walters. The Phillies had five singles and a double in 7.1 innings, his longest outing of the season.
**Fresh from their longest winning streak of the year, five games, they’ve now tied their longest losing streak, four games.
**Going into the game, the Phillies had scored 3.09 runs per game on the road, worst in the majors. Two runs will lower that number.
**When the Phillies score three or less runs, they are now 8-27.
**In 12 interleague games (4-8), the Phillies have been out-scored, 82-40.
Game two of the series is tonight, Mike Pelfrey and his 6.40 ERA faces the Phillies. In 21 starts against the Phillies, his ERA comes down to 5.16. Another challenge for the Phillies offense.
Minor League Report
**Lehigh Valley split a pair with Charlotte. 2-1 W in opener; WP: Tom Cochran (2-2); SV: Jacob Diekman (11) . . . 8-4 L in 2nd game; LF Darin Ruf, 2-4, 2 RBI. 3B Cody Asche, 2-4, 39th RBI . . . RHP Carlos Zambrano will start on Thursday night when IronPigs host Scranton.
**Reading gave up a 4-run 8th inning in losing, 7-4, to Bowie. LP: Kyle Simon (1-2). No decision, RH starter Seth Rosin, 6 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO.
**Clearwater lost, 4-2, in 10 innings to St. Lucie. SS Jonathan Roof, 3 hits, including 2nd HR. LF Aaron Altherr, 7th HR, 3rd in last 7 games.
**Lakewood and Greensboro exchanged 5-2 decisions in a DH. BlueClaws had 11 singles in the DH, 3 in winning the opener behind Yoel Mecias (4-2).
June 12, 1939—RHP Grover Cleveland Alexander is among the first group of players inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY.
Check out the vintage of photo of John Kruk when the Phillies clinched the NL East in 1993 on http://www.phillies.com/alumni. The 1993 team will be saluted during the Toyota Alumni Weekend, August 2-3-4.