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 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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