Interleague Break

As interleague continues for everyone else, the Phillies are in St. Louis for a National League three-game series that begins Tuesday night.  Wednesday night’s game is on ESPN; Thursday afternoon, the MLB Network.

Seattle improved to 7-2 against the Phillies by taking two of three over the weekend.  Hopefully, we won’t be playing them again for a few years.  Matter of fact, it would be alright if we stayed out of ballparks from the AL West.  Why? 6-12 record. 

Nine more interleague games out of the next 12, three each in Citizens Bank Park (Red Sox and A’s) and three in Toronto.  We’re 7-5 in Rogers Centre.

Since interleague play began in 1997, the Phillies haven’t fared too well.  It doesn’t matter if it is at home (55-67) or the road (54-65).

Phillies are now 17-16 on the road this season, one of our teams to have a winning record at home and away.  The others: Red Sox, Yankees and Braves.

Down On The Farm
Lehigh Valley lost two of three at Pawtucket but remains in first place . . . Reading was swept in three games by New Britain . . . Clearwater hosted the Florida State League All-Star Game on Saturday night . . . Lakewood dropped three at West Virginia despite three home runs by 1B Jim Murphy (#15-16-17) . . . Mickey Morandini made his debut as a manager as Williamsport won two home games against State College before losing in State College on Sunday.

All-Star Notes
The North won the FSL All-Star Game, 5-3.  Four of Clearwater’s starters pitched a scoreless inning,  Jonathan Pettibone, Jarred Cosart, Trevor May and Julio Rodriguez.  May picked up the win.

South Atlantic League All-Star Game will be played Tuesday night in Salisbury, MD. Five Lakewood players are on the North team: 1B Jim Murphy, OF Anthony Hewitt, RHS David Buchanan, RHS Garet Claypool and RHS Lisalverto Bonilla.  Murphy and Hewitt will participate in the home run derby prior to the game.

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