Six Hall of Famers and representatives of all 30 clubs will be participating in the Baseball Hall of Fame’s Classic game on this Saturday afternoon. The game will be played at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown. Details can be found at http://www.baseballhall.org.
Representing the Phillies will be Marlon Anderson (above image). Other Phillies Alumni include Jim Thome (Indians), Aaron Rowand (White Sox), Jeff Conine (Marlins), Todd Jones (Tigers) and Mike Sweeney (Royals).
The Classic is one of many highlights in the year-long 75th anniversary of the museum.
For more Alumni news and notes, visit http://www.phillies.com/alumni and look for the cool photo of Moyer and Lefty.
Tonight, tomorrow night and Thursday afternoon in Miami comprise the Phillies last road trip this month.
The Phillies are one of five NL teams with a winning record on the road, granted it is only 11-10. At home, 8-12, a number that needs to be turned around.
Guess who has the best home record and worst road record in the NL If you guessed the Marlins, you win a fishing rod. They are 17-5 at home, 6-17 on the road.
After Thursday, the Phillies return home to face the Dodgers for three, Rockies for three and Mets for five. Yep, five with NY. A rained out game in April was rescheduled for June 2. That’s a string of 20 games in 20 days.
Number of the Day
72: the number of consecutive games the Phillies will play against the NL, starting tonight. They are 18-14 against the NL.
Minor League Report
Lehigh Valley lost, 8-4, at Buffalo. WP: Rowland-Smith; LP: G. Smith (4-1) . . . 3 LV HR: Darin Ruf (1), Maikel Franco (4), Leandro Castro (2).
Reading won the first game of a DH vs. New Hampshire, 5-3, 7 innings. WP: Perci Garner (4-2); SV: Tyler Knigge (2). 2B Albert Cartwright, 2 hits, including first HR . . . Carwright had 2 more hits in the second game, a 3-2, 8-inning win. Winning run scored on a walk-off 1B by Anthony Phillips. WP: Austin Wright (2-0). Reading has won 4 in a row.
Clearwater lost, 7-6, in 12 innings at Port Charlotte on a bases-loaded walk. 1B Art Charles, 3 hits. C Gabriel Lino, 2 hits, 2 RBI. RF Brian Pointer, 3rd HR, 2 RBI.
Lakewood bowed,4-3, to the Rome Braves . . . DH Willians Astudillo, 2-4, boosting average to .359 . . . 1B Wilmer Oberto, 2 hits, 2 RBI.
Thursdy Night Live<a
Book signing at Barnes & Noble, Cherry Hill, NJ, starting at 6:30. I’ll be signing my new book, If These Walls Could Talk. Hope to see you there. PS: I love chocolate ice cream!