Cole is Cole
For the first time all season, Cole has won two in a row. That’s hard to believe.
He did it flashing the same kind of grit when he won a career-high eight in a row last year. Bases loaded, one out in the eighth and two right-handed hitters coming up, Charlie went to the mound and left. Cole stayed and closed the door with the his 10 biggest pitches of the season to give the Phillies their fourth win in five games on this tough homestand.
Win also improved his Citizens Bank Park record against the Nationals to 9-3.
Getting Cole on a roll is key for the Phillies to challenge.
It doesn’t get easier these next two games as Washington sends its best two starters to the mound. Cliff and Geo tonight. Should be a classic. Phillies need one win to take the series.
Minor League Report
**Lehigh Valley beat Pawtucket, 5-1, behind Tyler Cloyd (2-8) who snapped a personal 5-game losing streak in AAA. His other win came May 3. Tyler threw 7 scoreless innings, first time this season he hasn’t allowed a run. 2B Cesar Hernandez, 1B, 2B, 3B, 3 R, 2 RBI. SS Freddy Galvis, 3-3, including 2b. C Erik Kratz, 2-4, 2B, RBI.
**Reading is on a 2-day All-Star Game break.
**Clearwater was pounded at Brevard County, 10-2. Attendance: 707.
**Lakewood beat Rome, 5-3. SS Angel Mora, 2 H, 2 RBI, SB. WP: Miguel Nunez (6-7). SV: Delvi Francisco (3).
**Williamsport defeated Auburn, 3-1. LF Sam Hiciano’s 2-run HR (1st) in the 3rd inning was the game-winner. Crosscutters have won 5 of last 6.
**Gulf Coast League Phillies edged the Blue Jays, 8-7. 2 hits: SS J.P. Crawford, CF Cord Sandberg, 1B Wilmer Oberto, DH Herlis Rodriquez. Matt Soren, BS 1, W 1-0; fanned 5 of the 7 batters he faced.
July 10, 1936–Back with the Phillies, RF Chuck Klein becomes only the third player in the NL to hit four home runs in a game, a 9-6, 10-inning win for the Phillies at Pittsburgh.
July 10, 1972–GM Paul Owens puts himself in the dugout as a replacement for manager Frank Lucchesi in an effort to learn more about the players and their future.
July 10, 1979–PH Del Unser sets a major league record with his third consecutive pinch-hit home run, this one a three-run game-winner in the bottom of the ninth which lifts the Phillies to a 6-5 win over San Diego at the Vet. 3B Mike Schmidt’s hottest home run streak includes his seventh home run in his last 15 at bats (5 games), which ties an NL record.
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