No Albert

Three games in St. Louis, minus Albert Pujols, starts on Tuesday night, the end of a six-game road trip in which the Phillies are 1-2.

Phillies are 17-16 on the road, but have lost 11 of their last 16, mainly because of a silent offense.  Shane is hot right now and has taken over the club lead in batting average.  Polly is on a down cycle, which happens.  He’ll get it going again.

Tracking Alumni
            Executives: Ruben Amaro Jr. (Phillies GM), Bob Boone (Nationals Asst. GM & VP Player Development), Scott Reid (Tigers VP, Player Personnel). 
            Special Assistants/Assignments: Jim Fregosi (Braves), Dave Hollins (Phillies), Joe Lefebvre (Giants), Chuck Cottier (Nationals), Pat Corrales (Nationals), Ruben Amaro Sr. (Astros), Lee Elia (Braves), Jeff Conine (Marlins), Gary Sutherland (Angels), Davey Johnson (Nationals), Jim Davenport (Giants).

Down On The Farm
Reliever Andrew Carpenter (5-0) turned in two more scoreless innings to pick up the 4-3 Lehigh Valley win over Indianapolis . . . 1B Matt Rizzotti (13) and CF Derrick Mitchell (12) homered but Reading dropped a 5-4, 12-inning decision to Erie . . . C Sebastian Valle (.354) returned from the DL (sprained right thumb) but Clearwater started the second half with a 10-3 loss to Tampa . . . Williamsport fell to 2-2 with a 7-1 loss at Jamestown . . . Gulf Coast League Phillies opened their season with a 6-5 win over the Tigers.  DH Bernardo Solatre hit a 3-run homer.

Today In Baseball
1964 – On Father’s Day at Shea Stadium, Phillies RHP Jim Bunning pitches the first perfect game (excluding Don Larsen’s 1956 World Series effort and Harvey Haddix’s 1959 extra-inning loss) since Charlie Robertson’s on April 30, 1922. He also becomes the first pitcher to win no-hitters in both leagues and drives in 2 runs as Philadelphia beats the Mets 6-0. Gus Triandos becomes the first catcher to catch a no-hitter in each league. The Mets don’t fare much better in the nightcap as rookie Rick Wise wins his first game and gives up just 3 hits for an 8-2 win.


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