Sellout Sees Rally Win
Things look a lot rosier when the Big Piece is going deep and driving in runs. He had two RBI as the Phillies survived Pap’s first blown save thanks to Domonic’s two-out, walk-off RBI single in the ninth, 5-4 last night before the season’s third sellout.
Pap gave up a two-out, two-strike, game-tying homer in the ninth after the Phillies failed to add on to a 4-3 lead in the eighth, leaving the bases loaded.
Win was their fifth in a row at Citizens Bank Park and ninth in the last 14. In their lasts 46 games there against the Nationals, Phillies are 31-15.
It was the Phillies 32nd home game, fewest in the NL and only behind the White Sox (30). Five more at home this week and then another three-city, 10-game road trip.
Minor League Report
**Lehigh Valley lost, 8-6, at Toledo, the start of an 8-game road trip in Ohio (Columbus next). Tyler Cloyd (1-5) lost his 1st start back in AAA, 8 R, 4.1 IP . . . C Jermaine Mitchell, 5th HR, 2 RBI . . . RF Leandro Castro, 7th HR, 3 RBI.
**Reading was idle.
**Clearwater unloaded 15 hits in beating Daytona, 9-2. RF Kelly Dugan, 3-5, 8th HR . . . DH Chris Serritella, 3-4 . . . 1B Brock Stassi, 2-4, 3 RBI . . . WP: Mario Holland (4-0), 1 R, 5 IP.
**Lakewood is hosting the SAL All-Star Game tonight.
**Williamsport opened its season with a 4-2 win at State College pounding out 13 hits . . . C Gabriel Lino, 3-4, 2 RBI . . . 2B Andrew Pullin, 2-5, triple . . . DH Justin Parr, 2-4 RBI . . . WP: Mitchell Gueller (1-0), 3 R, 0 ER, 5 IP . . . SV: Tyler Buckley (1).
June 18, 1948–After a 9-1 record with the Wilmington Blue Rocks, RHP Robin Roberts makes his major league debut, a 2-0 loss to Pittsburgh at Shibe Park.
June 18, 1989–Following the Phillies’ 6-5 win over New York, GM Lee Thomas pulls off two major trades, sending 2B Juan Samuel to the Mets for CF Lenny Dykstra, RHP Roger McDowell and a minor leaguer and sending RHP Steve Bedrosian to San Francisco for LHP Terry Mulholland, LHP Dennis Cook and 3B Charlie Hayes.
Our deepest sympathy is extended to the family of former Phillies All-Star catcher, Stan Lopata, who died on Saturday.
For a complete obit, check http://www.phillies.com/alumni.