Replay Reversal Costly
Walks by the pen and a replay reversal costing the Phillies a run gave Texas a win last night. Good luck snowman is outta’ here. Just a puddle now.
Mario had a rough debut, issuing a pair of walks that led to the winning run in the last of the ninth. Phillies pen was among the worst at issuing walks a year ago. Ben got picked off second base, ruled safe until the Rangers asked for a replay. Call was reversed. Byrd followed with a hit that would have produced another run.
Ryan was out of the 4-hole for the first time since 2008, a game that was also against the Rangers. He had batted cleanup in 665 straight games.
Rubber game tonight, flight to Chicago for a day off tomorrow and three day games against the Cubs in Wrigley Field which first opened 100 years ago.
J-Roll’s 200th home run on Monday made him the 18th player to reach 400 doubles, 100 triples, 200 home runs. Babe Ruth was the first; Johnny Damon the most recent (career ended in 2012). 15 of the 18 are in the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Currently J-Roll has 457 doubles and 107 triples to go along with the 200 dingers.
ESPN’s Jayson Stark: Fun note from ESPNStatsinfo on 14-10 game (Phillies/Rangers). Eagles & Cowboys have played 110 times and never had a 14-10 game.
10 Years Ago
Ten years ago the Phillies opened two new ballparks, Bright House Field (March 4) and Citizens Bank Park (April 12). That was a baseball first.
Where were the current Phillies 10 years ago?
Sandberg: guest instructor with Cubs in spring training and then out of baseball
Bowa: Phillies manager
Henderson: Rays minor league hitting coordinator
Mackanin: Pirates bench coach
McClure: Rockies minor league pitching coach
Mizerock: Royals third base coach
Nichols: Reading Phillies pitching coach
Samuel: Tigers third base coach
Asche: 8th grader
Bastardo: in high school
Brown: 10th grader
Burnett: rehab assignment in Jupiter, FL
Byrd: Phillies opening day CF
DeFratus: 11th grader
Diekman: 9th grader
Gwynn: Huntsville (AA)
Hamels: Clearwater Threshers (A)
CHernandez: 14 years old
RHernandez: Kinston Indians (A)
Hollands: 10th grader
Howard: Reading Phillies (AA)
Kendrick: Lakewood BlueClaws (A)
Lee: Cleveland Indians
Lincoln: University of Houston
Manship: University of Notre Dame
Mayberry: Stanford University
Nieves: Salt Lake City (AAA)
Nix: Tulsa (AA)
Papelbon: Sarasota (A)
Revere: 9th grader
Rollins: Phillies opening day SS
Rosenberg: University of Louisville
Ruiz: Reading Phillies (AA)
Utley: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA)
Minor League Report
Phillies four minor league teams swing into action tomorrow:
Lehigh Valley at Pawtucket
Reading hosts Pawtucket
Clearwater at Dunedin
Lakewood in Savannah