KK was sharp…..again. Domonic hit a rare homer and the Phillies won the middle game of the series in San Diego last night.
For the 16th time in his last 23 road starts, KK held the enemy to two runs. Going into the game, he was 1-1 with an 11.57 ERA in two career games at Petco Field. In 16 starts this year, he’s given up two or fewer runs 11 times, a 1.92 ERA. In his five other starts, 0-4, 8.00 ERA.
Domonic had a hot May but cooled this month. He homer was just his second this month. But, it came at the right time, a three-run bomb when they were down 2-0.
Cole, who has struggled all season, takes the mound tonight at Petco where he is 4-1, 1.27 ERA in his career.
Elias Sports Bureau
Domonic is the eighth different Phillies player to reach 20 homers before July 1. Bigger, at age 25, he’s the youngest. At 26, Chuck Klein (1931), Mike Schmidt (1976) and Ryan Howard (2006).
Final HR totals for that trio in their respective years: Klein, 31; Schmidt, 38, Howard, 58.
Minor League Report
**Lehigh Valley fell, 3-1, to Durham, getting only 4 hits. LP: Raul Valdez (2-3).
**Reading’s game at New Hampshire was suspended by rain, 0-0, after 3 innings. Game to be resumed tonight.
**Clearwater lost to Tampa, 10-3. HR: RF Kelly Dugan (9), 1B Brock Stassi (2).
**Lakewood lost, 7-6, on a 2-out walk-off single in Delmarva. 6 Lakewood starters had 2 hits each, including DH Willie Carmona, 3rd HR.
**Williamsport was involved in a 3-3 game suspended after 5 1/3 innings by power failure. It will be completed in August. 3B Zach Green, 4th HR.
**Gulf Coast League Phillies lost, 9-5, to the Yankees. CF Cord Sandberg, 3-3, including 1st pro homer and 2 steals.
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