No Support For Cole

Cole wasn’t overly sharp (five walks, three strikeouts) but the bottom line, he gave up only two runs, enough to see his record drop to 1-5. Scores of his last four starts: 0-2, 5-1, 0-2, 1-2.

It was the Phillies fifth loss in which they allowed two or fewer runs, most in the majors.

Going into the game, the Phillies were 16-8 in their last 24 games against Arizona, hitting 34 homers. Last night, five singles, one double and one RBI, that from Fransden as a pinch-hitter.

Good news: if the Phillies stick to their current win two, lose two formula, they’ll have a winning road trip.

Minor League Report
**Lehigh Valley lost its 3rd straight, 4-2, to Louisville. 1B Cody Overbeck, 6th HR. LP: Tom Cochran (0-1).

**Reading gave up 2 in the top of the ninth and lost, 5-4, to Akron. HR: RF Derrick Mitchell (2), C Cameron Rupp (3). Jesse Biddle, no decision, 5 innings, 3 hits, 2 runs, 2 walks, 5 strikeouts. LP: Kyle Simon (0-1).

**Clearwater lost, 8-7, in 10 innings to Lakeland. 2B Carlos Alonso, 2b, 3 RBI; LF Aaron Altherr, single, 2 RBI. LP: Colton Murray (2-1).

**Lakewood lost, 5-4, at Greensboro. SS Ramon Quinn, 2 singles, 2 RBI. LP: Lino Martinez (0-1).
Paul Hagen’s new feature on Larry Bowa is now posted. Great “Where Are They Now” story.

Also on the Alumni webpage are Phlashback moments:

May 10, 1895–Phillies play their 182nd straight game without being shut out.

May 11, 1947–Largest Philadelphia major league baseball crowd, 40,720, watches the Phillies sweep a pair from Brooklyn, 7-3 and 5-4, at Shibe Park.

May 11, 2006–Aaron Rowand breaks his nose crashing into centerfield fence at Citizens Bank Park after making spectacular first inning catch of an Xavier Nady blast with three on and two out in a game against the New York Mets.

May 12, 1987–3B Mike Schmidt scores his 1,366th run to break Ed Delahanty’s club record. Phillies drop 5-2 decision at the Astrodome.

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