Lots of “Firsts”
For the 115th game of the season, there sure were a lot of “firsts” last night in Miami:
**Cole turned in his second consecutive shutout, a career first.
**Win was his first against them this season. Half of his six losses came at the hands of the Marlins.
**Win was first in Marlins Park and first against the Marlins since June 1. Win ended a five-game losing streak against them.
**Finally, it was the Phillies first win on the first game of a road trip since June 8 at Baltimore.
Getting back to Cole, he and Johan Santana are the only pitchers this year to toss back-to-back shutouts, according to Elias Sports Bureau. He’s only the third pitcher in the last 20 years with consecutive shutouts Cory Lidle, two in 2004 and Cliff Lee, three in 2011.
Down On The Farm
Lehigh Valley defeated Rochester, 6-4, behind RHS Tyler Cloyd (12-1), his eighth straight win, 3 runs, 6 hits, 6 innings. 1 hitless, shutout inning each from LH Jake Diekman, RH Justin DeFratus, RH Phillippe Aumont (14th save). Pete Orr, 4-4, including 2nd home run.
Reading doubled Trenton, 8-4, as 1B Darin Ruf hit his league-leading 26th-27th homers. RHS Ethan Martin (3-0), 2 runs, 5 innings. Ruf homered in his third straight game and has hit 7 in last 10 games.
Clearwater was not scheduled.
Lakewood lost, 7-4, in Augusta, the start of 7-game road trip.
Williamsport on a 2-day All-Star Game break.
Gulf Coast League Phillies dropped their 5th in a row, 3-0, to the Blue Jays.
August 14, 1981–3B Mike Schmidt homers in 3rd inning off New York’s Mike Scott at Shea Stadium for his 300th home run. Phillies win, 84.
August 14, 1984–2B Juan Samuel steals 56th base, breaking Sherry Magee’s club record set in 1906. Phillies lose, 32, in San Diego
August 14, 2006–SS Jimmy Rollins’ 18th home run sets a club record for homers by a shortstop, breaking Granny Hamner’s mark (17) in 1952. Phillies romp over Mets, 13-0, at Citizens Bank Park.
For more Phlashback moments, visit www.phillies.com/alumni.