Tyler’s Home Woes
Tyler Cloyd continued his career home woes as the Padres coasted to a series-opening win last night at Citizens Bank Park, their fourth straight win.
The young righthander fell to 0-5, 7.59 ERA at home (six starts). On the road a different story, 4-1, 3.18 (eight starts).
Phillies bats couldn’t do much with Cashner, who won for the first time since August 2. However, in his last nine starts, he’s held hitters to a .217 average while posting a 2.72 ERA. In other words, he’s on a roll.
First Phils run came on Cody Asche’s homer. After starting his big league career 1-17, he’s hitting .305.
During the winter, Cody was one of several young prospects brought to Citizens Bank Park for a prospects seminar. Having played at the University of Nebraska, he noticed two Phillies Hall of Famers, Alexander and Ashburn, were natives of Nebraska. The young prospects were on a tour of Cooperstown Gallery in the Hall of Fame Club.
Ethan Martin made his first appearance as a reliever and tossed a scoreless inning. He threw 10 pitches, all strikes. He does that consistently and he’ll have a place in next year’s pen.
Cameron Rupp made his major league debut and got his first hit, an infield hit in which he tumbled after crossing the bag. Fans gave him an ovation…for the hit, not the tumble.
September 11, 1942–CF Edwin Freed ties the NL record for most hits in first MLB game: four (single, two doubles, triple). Cincinnati wins, 8-5, at Shibe Park.
Can you name the only player on both the Phillies 1983 and 1993 NL champions? Well, the answer can be found at http://www.phillies.com/alumni, a feature written by Paul Hagen.
Philadelphia’s dean of broadcasting, Bill Campbell, celebrated his 90th birthday on Friday. Check out the same Alumni page for the Phillies special gift given to Bill.