Weekend With LA
Marlon hit a monster homer to cap a 3-run eighth and tie the game. But, the Marlins did what they do best at home, a walk-off win in the ninth yesterday afternoon. Miami is 19-6 in their own yard. Of their last 6 wins there, 4 have been walk-off celebrations.
J-roll passed Richie Ashburn for career hits and is now 17 shy of passing Mike Schmidt for the top spot. Next 11 games are at home. Will he do it in front of the home crowd?
After the game, the Phillies took a Delta charter home where they face the Dodgers in a weekend series. LA comes to town with the best road record in the league, 16-10. Dodgers have scored the third most runs, committed the second highest number of errors and their pitchers have recorded the most strikeouts.
Number of the Day
0–Number of former Phillies on the Dodgers roster.
Minor League Report
Lehigh Valley dropped a 9-4 decision to Toledo . . . 2 hits: CF Tyson Gillies, 1B Jim Murphy, LF Steve Susdorf, SS Ronny Cedeno.
Reading’s 6-game winning streak ended, 3-1, to New Hampshire . . . LF Cameron Perkins had 2 of Reading’s 3 hits, one his 17th double, and drove in the lone run, 28th RBI.
Clearwater’s losing streak reached 6 games, 6-4 at St. Lucie. SS Roman Quinn is 4-14 in 3 games since returning from the DL.
Lakewood won, 10-9, at West Virginia . . . HR: 2B Andrew Pullin (5), LF Sam Hiciano (4) . . . WP: Yacksel Rios (1-0) . . . SV: Cody Forsythe (7).
May 23, 1991: RHP Tommy Greene pitches no-hitter at Montreal, 2-0, before 8,833. He walks seven and strikes out 10.
May 24, 1935: Phillies lose first night game in major league baseball history, 2-1, at Cincinnati’s Crosley Field. Game time: 1:35. Attendance for the historic game, 20,422.
May 24, 1999: For the first time in team history, the Phillies have the same-name battery, RHP Joel Bennett and C Gary Bennett. Phillies win, 5-4, over Montreal.
May 25, 2011: Longest game in Citizens Bank Park, Phillies edge Cincinnati, 5-4, in 19 innings. INF Wilson Valdez pitches the 19th inning and gets the win, first position player in Phillies history to record a win.