Hitting Epidemic Needed


Three-game losing streak.  It happens.  On the bright side, last night was just one loss.  On the dim side, we need to regroup and end this.

Offense is scuffling right now with runners on base.  Sunday, it was 3-for-13 with runners on base; last night, zero for 12.  Why?  Don’t know.  Again, it just happens.  Hitting can be contagious as can non-hitting.  We need to get a hitting epidemic. 

Charlie Manuel said it best in the papers today, “We have to play better.  We can’t play .500 baseball and win nothing.”

First-year Player Draft
15 days remain until this year’s draft.  For the second straight year, Major League Baseball will televise (ESPN) the first round  and compensation rounds starting at 2 p.m. on June 5.  The telecast will take place at the Milk House which is part of Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, FL. 

Each team will have representatives in the Milk House for the telecast.  If you haven’t seen Ken Mandel’s story on this site, just click on:

This Date
In Phillies history………..
1983 Steve Carlton strikes out San Diego’s Garry Templeton in 2nd inning for # 3,509, passing Walter Johnson for second place on the alltime list. Lefty is 10 strikeouts behind Nolan Ryan.
1984 74 win in San Francisco gives Phillies a sweep of the west coast, 90; first NL team to do so.
1988 Mike Schmidt hits 535th home run off Andy Hawkins in San Diego to move into 8th place on the alltime list ahead of Jimmie Foxx.
2004 RHP Brett Myers threw the first complete game shutout at Citizens Bank Park, 4-0, over the Dodgers.



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