Not Exciting, But a W
They had only five hits (four singles), scored twice in the first inning none on run-scoring hits, didn’t score again and used a five-man bullpen approach in winning 2-1 last night in Miami. It wasn’t pretty or exciting for the Phillies but it is a W and that’s all that counts.
Miner allowed the one run in his four-inning start. He didn’t get credit for the win because he didn’t complete five innings.
A bases-loaded walk and infielder grounder plated the two first-inning runs. Last run-scoring hit by a Phillie was a single by Domonic in the sixth inning on Sunday.
Series ends tonight and Cole is aiming for two things….his 100th win with the Phillies and avoiding being the club’s first 15-game loser since 1997 (Mark Leiter).
The win boosted Tuesday’s record to 14-10, best of the seven days. Perhaps we can have more Tuesday games next year.
Ten years ago an era of baseball ended at Veterans Stadium after 33 years. Read about the history of the Vet on http://www.phillies.com/alumni.
September 25, 1955–CF Richie Ashburn is hitless in seven at-bats in a season-ending doubleheader in the Polo Grounds but easily wins his first batting title (.338).