Getting back to the NL East couldn’t come at a better time. The AL East Blue Jays battered the Phillies for the second straight game last night in Toronto.
The Blue Jays have won 8 in row over the Phillies, out-scoring them 53-22 and hitting 16 home runs. In 14 home games, they’ve hit 28 homers. They lead the AL in going deep, 49.
A.J. was tagged for 6 earned runs in 6 innings (including 3 homers). In his 5 previous starts, he had yielded 5 total runs.
Last time the Phillies lost double-digit games, July 27-28 a year ago at Detroit, almost the identical scores of the last 2 days, 10-0, 12-4.
Trip continues in New York this weekend, 3 games against the Mets. Back home Tuesday for another short interleague series, this one against the Angels.
Number of the Day
1: interleague games the Phillies have won out of 7. That 1 win came in the season opener in Texas.
Minor League Report
Lehigh Valley won, 8-6, at Charlotte . . . 3B Reid Brignac, 2 HR, 6 RBI . . . WP: Jeremy Horst (1-0) . . . SV: Cesar Jimenez (1) . . . INF Freddy Galvis was optioned to LV after last night’s game.
Reading dropped a 5-3 decision at Trenton . . . C Tommy Joseph, 7-16, since returning from the DL . . . LP: Perci Garner (3-2).
Clearwater as held to 3 singles in a 4-0 loss to Dunedin . . . 1B Darin Ruf, 1st rehab game, 0-3, BB, SO . . . LP: Jon Prosinski (0-3).
Lakewood lost, 9-2, to Kannapolis . . . SS J.P. Crawford extended hitting streak to 10 games (16-40); hitting .322 for the season.
This DateMay 9, 1992
RF Dale Murphy hits a solo home run as Phillies lose to San Diego, 5-1, his 398th and final major league home run.
May 10, 1895
Phillies play their 182nd straight game without being shut out.
May 11, 1947
Largest Philadelphia major league baseball crowd, 40,720, watches the Phillies sweep a pair from Brooklyn, 7-3 and 5-4, at Shibe Park.
May 11, 1980
In the seventh inning of a game against the Reds at Riverfront Stadium, Pete Rose steals three bases — second, third, and home. The Phillies win 7-3.