Notes ‘n Numbers

Cliff, A.J. and Roberto turned in outstanding performances as starting pitchers for the Phillies in their weekend series win over the Nationals. Combined, they allowed 1 earned run and 11 hits in 20.1 innings.

A blown save Friday prevented a 3-game sweep and wins by all 3 starters. As it turns out, A.J. was the first Phillies starter to win a game at Citizens Bank Park. Roberto made it 2 in a row yesterday. Blown save was the Phillies sixth. OK, OK the bullpen won’t be perfect in save opportunities. Divide their blown saves in half and where would they be?

Elias Sports Bureau comes up with some dandy notes, almost daily. When Ryan homered on Saturday night, it was the 11th time he’s done that with J-Roll and
Chase on base. He’s also done it 11 times with Chase and Shane on base and 11 times with J-Roll and Shane on base. Since 2000, no batter has done that.

J-Roll had his first 4-hit game in nearly two years in the same game. The Phillies are 22-5 when he gets 4 hits.

Sunday, he tripled (109th for his career) in the first inning and scored the lone run.
Sunday’s win was the Phillies fifth shutout out of 15 wins. Don’t believe they’ll be able to maintain that ratio.

Number of the Day
0—number of the teams in the NL East that are playing .500 ball or under.

Interleague Returns
Blue Jays start a 2-game away and 2-game home series with the Phillies tonight. Toronto has scored 147 runs and given up 147 this season.

Very first interleague game for the Phillies came on June 15, 1997, against Toronto. Phillies won, 4-3, Wayne Gomes picking up the historic win at Veterans Stadium.

Blue Jays lead the series, 21-18.

Phillie connections on the Blue Jays, J.A. Happ, pitching tonight, C Eric Kratz and OF Anthony Gose.

Minor League Report (weekend edition)
Lehigh Valley completed a 4-game sweep in Gwinnett . . . David Buchanan (4-0) won on Saturday; 5th save for Luis Garcia . . . SS Tyler Henson, 2 HR, 7 RBI in 11-7 romp yesterday . . . 1B Jim Murphy, 2 HR, 7 RBI over the weekend . . . RHP B.J. Rosenburg placed on the DL; slight concussion.

Reading won 2 of 3 from visiting Harrisburg . . . INF Cesar Hernandez, 6-14, in the 3 games . . . LF Cam Perkins stretched hitting streak to 8 games . . . C Tommy Joseph was reinstated from the DL Saturday; 2 singles, 3B, HR, 3 RBI in yesterday’s 15-2 romp . . . RHP Perci Garner (3-1) won Saturday, 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R.

Clearwater was rained of a single game Thursday night and double-headers Friday and Saturday in Daytona Beach . . . Lost, 11-5, yesterday in Brevard County . . . RHP Ethan Martin made first appearance off the DL, 1 scoreless inning.

Lakewood spent the weekend in Asheville . . . Lost, 14-3 Friday, won 7-4 Saturday and 14-11 yesterday; 5 home runs among 22 hits . . . SS J.P. Crawford, 4-hits yesterday, extending hitting streak to 7 games; hitting .400 in last 10 . . . 1B Willians Astudillo, 4 H, 6 H, 2 2B, 3B, HR, 6 RBI weekend; hitting .400 for the season . . . 2B Andrew Pullin, 4 R, 6 H, 2 HR, 3 RBI . . . 3B Mitch Walding, 6-10 in 2 wins . . . OF Sam Hiciano, 6-14, 3 2B, 2 HR, 5 RBI.

Alumni Birthdays
Today: OF Larry Hisle (67) . . . Tuesday: RHP Larry Andersen (61) . . . Sunday: RHP Floyd Youmans (50), OF Jerry Martin (65).

This Date
May 5, 1938–RHP Hal Kelleher allows a major league record 12 runs (10 hits, 3 walks) in the eighth inning of a 21-2 loss at Wrigley Field. Loser was Wayne LaMaster, who left the game with an injury and a 3-1 count on the Cubs’ leadoff hitter. The Cubs scored four times in the first inning, pinning the loss on LaMaster although he faced only one batter.

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