Streaks: Broken, Continued

One streak was broken but another wasn’t. Losers of eight games in which they scored three or fewer runs, the Phillies scored four last night in Miami but loss #9 in the last 11 games came anyway in 11 innings.

Appeared to be headed for a 4-2 defeat, Marlon and Cody went back-to-back in the eighth inning. A 4-4 tie ended in the Phillies fifth walk-off loss and fifth straight defeat. Winning run came off Justin, ending a consecutive scoreless streak for him at 18 innings.

The 10-game road trip isn’t off to a good start. Now, Wednesday is next, the Phillies least favorite day (3-9).

Number of the Day
1,017: Games by Ryan and Chase, the most for any two active players on the right side of the infield in the majors.

Minor League Report
Lehigh Valley won, 3-2, in Scranton. WP: Greg Smith (7-5); SV: Luis Garcia (15). 1B Jim Murphy, single, 2 doubles, RBI. CF Grady Sizemore, 1-4.

Reading lost, 6-2, to New Hampshire, getting just 6 hits.

Clearwater lost, 1-0, to Dunedin on 6 singles. No decision: Aaron Nola, 4 IP, 1 H, 3 SO.

Lakewood edged Hagerstown, 2-1, behind Yacksel Rios (1-0), 1 H, 8 IP and Matt Hockenberry (1st save), 1 H, 1 IP. Winning run came on a sixth-inning solo home run by RF Dylan Cozens, #10. 2B Andrew Pullin extended hitting streak to 14 games.

Williamsport won, 6-3, at Jamestown. WP: Joey Denato (1-0); SV: Calvin Rayburn (3). DH Wilbert Oberto, 2 hits, 2 RBI.

Gulf Coast League Phillies lost, 2-1, to Astros, getting 3 hits. 1B Darin Ruff, 0-3.

This Date
July 2, 1993: In a memorable 12-hour, five-minute doubleheader against San Diego, LHP Mitch Williams’ RBI single in the 10th inning gives the Phillies a 6-5 2nd-game victory in a game that ended at 4:40 a.m. No big league game ever finished that late before. With three rain delays totaling nearly six hours, the first game ends at 1 a.m. with the Padres winning, 5-2.

July 2, 2004: Phillies set club record for most walks drawn in a game with 18, but lose, 7-6, in 16 innings to Baltimore Orioles at Citizens Bank Park.

Alumni Web Page
Take a look back at some of the top moments from 2009, the fifth season at Citizens Bank Park.

Check out http://www.phillies.com/alumni for the new installment in the series featuring the first 10 seasons at CBP.

Book Signings
I’ll be signing my book (If These Walls Could Talk):
Wednesday, July 9, Hockessin (DE) Athletic Club, 100 Fitness Way, 5 p.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday, July 12, Wilmington Blue Rocks, Frawley Stadium, 801 Shipyard Drive, 6 p.m.
Thursday, August 14, Lakewood BlueClaws, FirstEnergy Park, 2 Stadium Way, 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 28, Community Library, Myerstown, PA; 5-7:30 p.m.

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