Feast Or Famine

Cole was awesome but two walks and 1 mistake pitch—fastball out over the plate—that landed in the right field seats broke a 1-1 tie in the 7th inning, a game the Phillies lost, 6-2, to the Rockies last night. Cole gave up 4 runs on 3 hits in 7 innings.

Phillies out-hit the Rockies, 8-6.

The homer that pinned the loss on Cole was hit by Rosario. He has 12 career hits against the Phillies, 6 being home runs.

Game was actually lost in the third inning when the 7-8-9 hitters loaded the bases with no out but the 1-2-3 hitters couldn’t put the Phillies on the scoreboard during a scoreless game.

Offense continues a feast or famine outcome in the last 9 games at Citizens Bank Park. They’ve lost 5 of those games, scoring 2 total runs. In 4 wins, 34 runs.

JR/MS Countdown
Career hits for the Phillies:
Mike Schmidt (2,234)
J-Roll (2,220)

Number of the Day
1,465—at-bats in the majors before Revere hit his first home run last night. Upon returning to the bench, he initially got the silent treatment from his teammates.

Minor League Report
Players of the week (May 19-25)
Pitcher – RHP, Yacksel Rios, Lakewood … 3 G, 1-0, 1.13 ERA (1 ER, 8.0 IP), 3 BB, 4 H, 8 SO … Made 3 relief appearances and picked up his 1st win of the season, 5/22 at West Virginia … A 2011 graduate of Dra Conchita Cuevas High School in Puerto Rico, the 6-foot-3 right hander was selected by the Phillies in the 12th round of the June 2011 draft and signed by Alan Marr.
Player – 2B, Albert Cartwright, Reading … 7 G … Batted .379 (11-29), .471 OBP, .517 SLG %, 7 R, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, 4 BB … On 5/21 vs New Hampshire, he reached safely in each of his 5 plate appearances (2 H, 3 BB, 3 R) … Originally selected by Houston in the 36th round of the June 2007 draft, the 26-year-old was acquired on 1/10/11 for LHP Sergio Escalona.

Lehigh Valley won 2 over Norfolk, including a rescheduled game of April 25. SS Andres Blanco drove in 5 runs . . . WP: Sean O’Sullivan (3-4) and Phillippe Aumont (1-1).

Reading lost, 3-1, at Trenton, getting 6 singles and 1 double.

Clearwater lost 16th game in last 18, 11-0, to Fort Myers, getting 3 hits.

Lakewood lost, 6-3, at Greensboro. LF Sam Hiciano hit 6th HR, 5th this month.

This Date
Today is the 25th anniversary of Mike Schmidt’s last game after going hitless in 3 at-bats in San Francisco. Vince Nauss, PR assistant, was on the road trip, and recalled, “After the game, Mike told me he had just played his last game and I needed to work on a press conference for the following day (Memorial Day) in San Francisco. Two days I’ll never forget.”

On May 30, Schmidt held a second press conference, this one at home plate at Veterans Stadium for the Philadelphia media.

Book Signings
Will be signing my new book (If These Walls Could Talk) next month at the following locations:
June 1: Citizens Bank Park, 12:30 p.m., Section 111.
June 2: Forwood Elementary School, Wilmington, 6 p.m.
June 5: Barnes & Noble, Valley Forge, PA, 6 p.m.
June 7: Costco, Glen Mills, PA, 11:30 a.m.
June 8: Barnes & Noble, Plymouth Meeting, 12 noon.
June 10: Maris Grove, Glen Mills, PA, 2:30 p.m.
June 12: Reading Fightin Phils, 5:30 p.m.
June 13: Citizens Bank Park, 6 p.m.
June 16: All-Star Home Run Hitting Contest, Wilmington Blue Rocks, 4 p.m.

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