Giants Reverse Results
A pair of homers that broke a streak of 66 innings without a long ball helped the Phillies break their eight-game losing streak on Tuesday night. Last night it was the Giants’ turn. Their homers broke a streak of 90 homerless innings and helped them end a five-game spin. So, the series is even at 1-all with the rubber game tonight.
KK’s first day as a dad for the second time didn’t turn out well as the Giants got to him for seven runs in three innings. KK Jr. was born Tuesday afternoon.
Last night’s loss ended the Phillies’ July at 11-13 because they dropped nine of their last 10 games.
Legends from the past return as the Toyota Alumni weekend starts with a sold-out Alumni Luncheon for Seniors at noon today. Tonight, Brad Lidge will ceremoniously retire as a Phillie. Should be pretty emotional pre-game ceremony.
Curt Schilling is inducted into the Wall of Fame tomorrow night, some 50 Alumni representing eight decades will be introduced on Saturday afternoon, concluding with the 1993 NL Champion Phillies. Oldest Alumnus will be Bob Miller at 87; Lidge at 36, is the youngest.
Then, a salute to the 1993 champs prior to the 8:05 Sunday night ESPN national telecast.
Arrive early and bring your cameras.
Don’t be surprised if Alumni pop up unexpectedly here and there tomorrow night, Saturday afternoon and Sunday night.
Minor League Report
**Lehigh Valley edged Rochester, 2-1. WP: Greg Smith (6-1); SV: Cesar Jimenez (2). 3B Tyler Henson, who hit 4 homers in 80 games at Reading, homered. In 2 games at LV, he has 3 HR.
**Reading got 5 home runs among its 8 hits in nipping Erie, 7-6. RF Anthony Hewitt (13-14), C Justin Dalles (1), LF Kelly Dugan (3), 3B Maikel Franco (8). WP: Mario Holland (2-1); SV: Michael Nesseth (7).
**Clearwater lost, 4-3, to Palm Beach. 2B Carlos Alonso had 3 of the Threshers’ 11 hits.
**Lakewood lost, 4-2, to Hagerstown in 10 innings. BlueClaws were held to 3 singles and 2 doubles.
**Williamsport defeated Brooklyn, 8-6. 3B Zach Green, 6th HR; CF Samuel Hiciano, 2nd. WP: Yacksel Rios (3-1)
**Gulf Coast League Phillies won their 5th straight, 5-2, over the Tigers. CF Herlis Rodriguez, 2B, 2nd HR, 3 RBI. SS J.P. Crawford, 2 RBI; batting .356. WP: Alejandro Arteaga (2-2); SV: Richard Bielski (2).
August 1, 1971–St. Louis scores three in the top of the 12th at Veterans Stadium when it the game is halted by rain. The Zamboni machine, used to vacuum the water from the artificial playing surface, breaks down. Cardinals file a protest and the NL rules a 3-3 suspended game, to be completed prior to the regular game on September 7. When the game resumed, Phillies score three in their 12th to tie before St. Louis wins in 13, 9-6.