Rowand in 5 hole

April 29, 2007

Today’s Lineup
Rollins, SS; Victorino, RF; Utley, 2B; Howard, 1B; Rowand, CF; Werth, LF; Nunez, 3B; Ruiz, C; Moyer, p.

Aaron Fifth
Aaron Rowand, riding a 16-game hitting streak (.443), moves into the 5 hole today for the first time this season.  His hitting streak is the longest for a Phillies RH hitter since Doug Glanville had an 18-gamer in 1998.

Leaving Town
Phillies leave on a charter flight after the game for a 10-game road trip that takes them to Atlanta (next three nights), San Francisco (four games) and Phoenix (three games).

National TV
Three games on the trip will be on national television: 7:35 p.m. Wednesday at Atlanta (ESPN) . . . 3:55 p.m. Saturday at San Francisco (FOX) . . . 8:00 p.m. next Sunday at San Francisco (ESPN).

Friday Oddity
Both the Phillies and Marlins collected at least one hit in every inning.  According to Elias Sports Bureau, the last time that happened in the majors was August 4, 2001 when the Mariners beat the Indians, 8-5.  Freddy Garcia, Phillies’ Friday starter, started that day for Seattle and Charlie Manuel managed the Indians.

On This Date
Steve Carlton’s third strikeout of the first inning (Montreal’s Tim Wallach) was his 3,000th.  It happened 26 years ago at Veterans Stadium.

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