Cliff's and Ben's Favorites

As everyone knows, Cliff and Ben are in their Phillies uniforms on the west coast.  Ben Francisco played his first game in San Francisco last night.  Cliff takes to the mound tonight.

Every MLB’s Media Guide is filled with stats and notes on players.  Cleveland goes a step further and includes player favorites.  Wanted to share them.

Cliff’s Favorites
Movie: Braveheart
Group/Artist: Led Zeppelin
Athlete Growing Up: Michael Jordan
Sports Team: Arkansas Razorbacks
Road City: Kansas City
Road Stadium: Anaheim
Thing To Do Away From Baseball: hunt and fish

Ben’s Favorites
Movie: Shawshank Redemption
Group/Artist: Tupac
Athlete Growing Up: Kobe Bryant
Sports Team: LA Lakers
Road City: Toronto
Road Stadium: Seattle
Thing To Do Away From Baseball: watch movies

Minor League Notes
LHP Joe Savery (12-4) has been moved from AA Reading to AAA Lehigh Valley . . . On Thursday, Carlos Carrasco, Lou Marson and Jason Donald showed up at the LV clubhouse for an 11 a.m. game in Coca-Cola Park only to find out they were traded to Cleveland, who assigned them to Columbus.  Oddly, their first game with Columbus was last night at Coca-Cola Park . . . 18-year-old Lakewood CF Anthony Gose stole his 57th base last night, tops in the South Atlantic League . . . 24-year-old Reading CF Quinton Berry leads the Eastern League with 38 steals.

A win tonight would give the Phillies 20 this month (19-7 which includes July 1-2 losses to start the month).  Last time they reached 20 wins this month was 1963 (21-10).  Club record for most July wins is 22, 1950 and 1952.  Then there’s the fewest, 3-17 in 1883, our first year.

TV Notes
Sunday’s game will be televised nationally by TBS but blacked out in Philadelphia market . . . Sunday, August 16, game in Atlanta has been moved to 8:05 for a Sunday night ESPN national telecast.  ESPN also has the right to move the Braves-Phillies game at Citizens Bank Park on August 30 to a night game.  Decision will come in mid-August.

Phillies Insider also appears on twitter as barsons63.


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