Tough Cody Night
Good news. After today, we don’t play another interleague game until August against Houston. We’ve currently lost 7 in a row to the other league.
Not so good news. Cody had a game he won’t forget but one he won’t ever repeat. His 3 errors paved the way for 4 unearned run in a Cliff loss last night, 4-3. 4 is how many hits the Phillies had. Cliff has a 1.88 ERA in his last 9 starts at home but only a 3-4 record.
Last Phillies third baseman to make 3 errors in a game, David Bell in 2005. Modern MLB record is 5. Prior to 1900, 6 by 5 different players, including Joe Mulvey of the 1884 Phillies. For that season, he had 73 errors. Gloves were much smaller back then.
Number of the day
828: Career RBI Chase picked up last night, putting him in 9th place on the Phillies all-time list, passing his good friend, Pat Burrell.
Phillies will have the 7th, 47th, 81st and 122nd selections in the June draft. Pre-draft meetings are wrapping up today in Scottsdale for the West and Central regions. East region meeting is in Clearwater starting on Sunday.
Marti Wolever and his staff begin meetings at CBP on May 29. First day of the draft is June 5.
Tweet of the day
From Roy Halladay: “Congrats to my boys 9u &12u GSA State Champs! Now only dad doesn’t have a ring. You always want more for your kids!!”
Minor League Report
Lehigh Valley won, 8-4, over Scranton/Wilkes-Barre . . . LF Darin Ruf, 1-4 . . . 1B Maikel Franco, 2 doubles, 3 RBI, extending hitting streak to 7 games . . . WP: David Buchanan (5-0).
Reading was 3-2 winner at New Hampshire . . . 3B Carlos Alonso, 2 hits, including 2nd HR, a game-winner in the 8th . . . WP: Ryan O’Sullivan (2-2) . . . SV: Nefi Ogando (2).
Clearwater lost, 6-5, in 11 innings to Jupiter . . . DH Andrew Knapp, 2nd straight 2-hit game.
Lakewood lost 2-1, at Delmarva . . . SS J.P. Crawford had 13-game hitting streak end.
May 14, 1927: Section of Baker Bowl stands collapses during seventh-inning stretch, a game the Phillies won, 12-4, over St. Louis. Game is called and Phillies play next 12 home games at Shibe Park.
May 14, 1975: 1B Dick Allen, acquired in a trade a few days earlier, singles in his first at-bat and draws a standing ovation from the Vet crowed of 30,908. LHP Steve Carlton (2-4) blanks Cincinnati, 4-0.
May 14, 1982: San Francisco C Bob Brenly singles with two out in the eighth to break up LHP Steve Carlton’s no-hit bid. Lefty blanks San Francisco, 2-0, on two hits.
May 14, 2012: 3B Placido Polanco hits a two-run homer for his 2,000th career base hit as Phillies beat Astros, 5-1, at Citizens Bank Park.