Cliff was Cliff at his finest and the Phillies won another series last night in Miami. Two out hits accounted for a pair of runs in the sixth after Delmon’s solo homer gave Cliff a 1-0 lead in the fourth. Two-out hits have been missing most of the season.
In their last six series, the Phils have won three and split three.
Cliff threw 115 pitches, 85 for strikes, in tossing his first shutout since September 5, 2011. He also added a pair of hits.
The win moved the Phillies to within one .500, a mark they haven’t seen since they were 6-6 back in April.
Brad Lidge will retire as a Phillie, Curt Schilling is going into the Toyota Wall of Fame and the 1993 Phillies are being saluted during Alumni Weekend, August 1-4.
For details, including the fourth annual Alumni Luncheon for Seniors, check out http://www.phillies.com/alumni.
Minor League Report
**Lehigh Valley was idle.
**Reading won its 3rd in a row, 7-5, over Altoona on Anthony Hewitt’s 3-run, walk-off HR with 1 out. C Cameron Rupp also hit a 3-run HR, his 7th. WP: Brody Colvin (2-0) in relief.
Clearwater won, 3-2, at Port Charlotte, scoring the winning run in the 5th on a wild pitch. WP: RH Perci Garner (4-0), 2 R, 7 H, 2 BB, 6 SO, 6.2 IP. SV: Colton Murray (4).
Lakewood lost, 8-6, at Delmarva. C Justin Dalles, 3-3, 2 RBI. SS Ramon Quinn, 21st-22nd steals.
May 23, 1991—Making his 15th major league start, RHP Tommy Greene pitches no-hitter at Montreal, 2-0, before 8,833. He walks seven and strikes out 10.