Familiar Story

An all-too familiar pattern last night at Citizens Bank Park. Cole pitches well, offense can’t get out of low gear and the bullpen implodes (three runs, three walks, two innings, one hit) resulting in another loss.

In Cole’s last seven starts, he has a 2.16 ERA but only a 2-2 record. His last win came July 9. When the season began, he was nine wins shy of becoming the seventh Phillies pitcher to win 100 or more games. Who would have ever thought it might not happen until 2014?

Series finale is Thursday afternoon as the Phillies try to win a series for the first time since July 8-9-10 vs. Washington. That’s where Phillies head after the game.

Minor League Report
Players of the week…..
Pitcher – RHP, Drew Anderson, Williamsport… 2 starts… 2-0, 0.00 ERA (11.0 IP), 4 H, 4 BB, 8 SO… The 19-year-old was selected by the Phillies in the 21st round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft and signed by Joey Davis.
Player – OF, Herlis Rodriguez, GCL Phillies… 6 G… Batted .423 (11-26), 5 R, 2 2B, HR, 7 RBI, 2 BB… Rodriguez, 19, was signed by Jesus Mendez as an amateur free agent on 1/29/11.

**Lehigh Valley blanked on 5 hits, 4-0, in Charlotte.

**Reading dropped a 3-2 decision at Harrisburg; Seth Rosin (9-6) charged with the defeat.

**Clearwater edged Daytona Beach, 6-5, in 10 innings. 1B Brock Stassi, 2 2B, 1B, 2 RBI.

**Lakewood ended a 7-game losing streak, 6-1, at Hagerstown. 2B Alejandro Villalobos, 2B, 3B, 2 RBI. WP: Jeb Stefan (4-6), 6 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 4 SO.

**Williamsport lost, 8-7, at Tri-City on a 2-run HR in the bottom of the 9th. Crosscutters hit 5 homers in the loss, 2 for DH Andrew Knapp (2-3); RF Dylan Cozens (6), LF Jiandido Tromp (1) and 3B Zach Green (9).

**Gulf Coast League Phillies split a pair against the Yankees. 6-4 loss in 1st game despite allowing only 3 hits. SS J.P. Crawford, 2-3, 2 RBI. 2-0 win in 2nd game, combined 2-hitter for Tyler Viza and Mark Leiter (1-0). SS Jair Morelos, 3-3.

This Date
August 8, 1903–Twelve fans die and 232 are injured when a balcony collapses at Philadelphia Park during a doubleheader against the Boston Braves. The accident forces the Phillies to play 16 games at the Philadelphia Athletics’ Columbia Park.

August 8, 1988–LF Phil Bradley enters the record book, well, sort of. He hits the first home run in the first night game ever at Wrigley Field. But, rain washes out the homer and a 3-1 Cubs lead in the fourth inning. After a delay of 2:10, the game is postponed.

49 years ago, right-fielder Johnny Callison appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated.
Check out the image on http://www.phillies.com/alumni.

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