Silver Lining

Tonight’s Lineup
Rollins, ss; Victornio, cf; Utley, 2b; Howard, 1b; Burrell, lf; Jenkins, rf; Feliz, 3b; Ruiz, c; Kendrick, p.

Silver Lining
There’s a silver lining to the gloom of losing two of three in New York.  We’re in second place one game out with 60 games left.  We’re not 61 out.

A year ago after 102 games, we were tied for second, 4 behind the Mets.

Jamie pitched a whale of a game and once again the offense sputtered.  Our last three runs have been solo homers. 

Yesterday is over.  Got to regroup for the weekend set with the Braves.  Can’t worry about the Mets or the Marlins.  We need to take care of our own business. 

Kalas Update
Harry will return tomorrow following surgery for a detached retina a week ago.  He’ll be on radio tomorrow (FOX national telecast) and back on TV again on Sunday. 

Kenny Albert and Eric Karros will be the FOX broadcasters.  The “other” game, which gets the “A” announcers: Yankees at Red Sox.  Surprised that those two teams are on national TV. 

Wall of Fame Night
Two weeks from tonight, second baseman Juan Samuel will be inducted into the Phillies Wall of Fame.  Ceremonies begin at 7:00 p.m. with game time pushed back to 7:35 p.m.

Previous inductees who will be here for the ceremony include Robin Roberts (1978), Jim Bunning (1984), Steve Carlton (1989), Mike Schmidt (1990), Dick Allen (1994), Greg Luzinski (1998), Tony Taylor (2002), Bob Boone (2005) and Dallas Green (2006).

All fans will receive a commemorative print of Samuel, courtesy of Toyota, the official sponsor of the Wall of Fame display in the Memory Lane section of Ashburn Alley here at Citizens Bank Park.

This Date
In Phillies history……..
1950 Phillies sweep two in Chicago, 7-0 behind Bubba Church and 1-0 behind Robin Roberts to most into first place, a position they held the rest of the season.
1980 Mike Schmidt homers in 1st inning off Atlanta’s Larry McWilliams for his 260th home run, breaking Del Ennis’ club record.
1982 Steve Carlton blanks Dodgers, 1-0, in LA, his 275th win and 50th career shutout.  Manny Trillo ties NL record for most consecutive errorless games at second base in one season, 85. Ken Boswell, Mets, 1970, held old record.
2004 LHP Eric Milton had no-hit bid broken by Mike Barrett’s double in the top of the 9th at Citizens Bank Park.  Milton finished with a no-decision as Phillies won, 3-2, with a run in the last of the 9th.




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