New Lineup

June 26, 2007

Tonight’s Lineup
Rollins, ss; Bourn, lf; Utley, 2b; Howard, 1b; Rowand, cf; Victorino, rf; Dobbs, 3b; Ruiz, c; Kendrick, p.

Stitch n’ Pitch Night
A new promotion at Citizens Bank Park tonight, held in conjunction with the National NeedleArts Association.  Fans are invited to knit, crochet, embroider, cross-stitch and needlepoint while enjoying the game.  Over 1,300 needle arts enthusiasts will be here.  A teaching table will be set up where fans can learn needle arts.  Project Linus will also be on hand.  That organization provides seriously ill and traumatized children with handmade blankets.  A quilt is being donated by Project Linus to Camp Erin, the charity of Jamie and Karen Moyer. All of this will take place in Section 211.

Hard To Believe
To date, the Phillies have used 21 different pitchers, which falls six shy of the club record set in 2000.

The club record for the fewest pitchers in a season is 11, set in 1976.  That is not a misprint!  ELEVEN!

From opening day until the rosters expanded on September 1, the Phillies used only 10 pitchers: Steve Carlton, Jim Kaat, Jim Lonborg, Larry Christenson, Tommy Underwood, Ron Reed, Wayne Twitchell, Ron Schueler, Gene Garber and Tug McGraw.

The 11th pitcher was Randy Lersch, who pitched once on September 27.

The major league record for fewest pitches in a season is five, as in FIVE: NL—Boston (1901) and AL—Boston (1904).

This week alone, the Phillies will be using six different starting pitchers.

All-Star voting
Online balloting ends at midnight this Thursday:


Thoughts & possibilities:
1. Finding a team desperate enough to take Pat Burrell

2. Potential acqusition of relief help or future closers..Derrick Turnbow, Eric Gagne, Joakim Soria????

3. How much would it take to land a 3rd Baseman like Eric Chavez???

4. Where is Don Money today?

It’s obvious why Kendrick got such great run support last night, look at that lineup. I understand the concept of giving guys rest, but if Manuel keeps that exact lineup for 90% of the remaining games this season, the Phils win the NL east going away. The only exception is 3rd, which could go to anyone, but Nunez does have a nice glove.

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