Strange Night

What are the odds:

**Pap would blow two saves in three games?

**Ben would begin the first with a single and Michael would follow with a home run and the Phillies wouldn’t score the rest of the night?

**The next hit after that homer wouldn’t come until Chooch’s two-out single in the 10th, snapping a string of 34 consecutive hitless plate appearances?

**The first time the Phillies had a runner in scoring position would not come until the bottom of the ninth following two walks?

Well, it all happened last night.

KK pitched brilliantly, allowing one run on two hits in 7.2 innings. Clinging to a 2-1 lead, Pap blew his second save in three nights in the ninth inning by allowing a run.
When the game started, the Phillies were 28-0 when leading after eight and the Nationals were 1-30 in the same scenario. Desmond ended the night with a grand slam in the 11th.

No game today, the Mets for the weekend and a flight west Sunday night for the start of a three-city, 10-gam trip.

Minor League Report
Players of the week…
Pitcher  – LHP Hoby Milner, Clearwater… One start… 1-0, 0.00 ERA (7.2 IP) H, BB, 7 SO… Milner earns POW honors for the second time in three weeks…Over his last 10 starts he is 6-0, 1.72 ERA (12 ER, 62.2 IP), 60 SO, 11 BB… Milner, 22, is the son of former major league catcher Brian Milner… He was selected in the 7th round of the 2012 draft out of the University of Texas and signed by Steve Cohen.

Player – DH/INF Willie Carmona, Lakewood… Six games… Batted .550 (11-for-20), 3 R, 2B, HR, 6 RBI, 2 BB… Carmona has hit safely in seven-consecutive games as of print (12-23, .552)… He has a team-best 16 multi-hit games this year… Carmona is batting .370 (27-73) since 5/21 and .393 (22-56) since 5/26… On 4/25 his average stood at .182, as of print he is batting .286… The 22-year-old was selected in the 11th round of the 2012 draft out of Stony Brook University (NY) and signed by Eric Valent.

**Lehigh Valley was a 10-6 winner at Toledo . . . DH Josh Fields, 2-4, 4 RBI . . . LF Darin Ruf, 2-4, 7th HR . . . 1B Cody Overbeck, 3-4, RBI . . . WP: Ethan Martin (7-3), 5 IP, 4 H, 4 R.

**Reading rallied from down 8-2 after three innings by scoring two in the eighth, two in the ninth and game-winning RBI single by Tyler Gillies in the 10th. Final: 9-8. 1B Jim Murphy, 4-4, 12th-13th HR, 4 RBI . . . 3B Tyler Henson, 4th homer, two-run blast in the 8th . . . C Sebastian Valle, solo homer (6) starting the 9th; tying run that inning scored on a wild pitch . . . Four relievers shut the door after Brody Colvin allowed 8 runs . . . RH Luis Garcia (1-0 ) got the win . . . Chase Utley played eight innings at second base in a rehab appearance; 0-4, all fly outs . . . Win was Reading’s 6th in last 7 games.

**Clearwater lost to Daytona, 4-3 . . . 2B Carlos Alonso, 4th HR . . . DH Chris Serritella, 3-4 . . . LP: Nick Hernandez (3-2) . . . RH Severino Gonzalez, a 19-year-old from Panama, had 1.2 scoreless relief innings. In 26.1 innings, he’s allowed 2 runs (1 earned), walked 2 and struck out 32.
**Promoted: 20-year-old 3B Maikel Franco was promoted to Reading. He leads the organization with 16 homers, 52 RBI and a .576 slugging percentage while hitting .299. In 65 at-bats, he has just 39 strikeouts.

**Lakewood was not scheduled. 7-game road trip begins tonight in West Virginia.

**Williamsport dropped an 8-3 decision at State College . . . CF Gustavo Martinez, 2-5, RBI . . . SS Jairo Cardozo, 2-5, SB . . . LP: Joshua Warner (0-1).

This Date
June 20, 1883–Boston wins, 29-4, the most runs scored against the Phillies. It happens again, June 15, 1887, a 29-1 loss to New York.

June 20, 1900–Brooklyn scores seven runs in the 11th inning for a 20-13 lead. When the Phillies stalled in the bottom of the 11th, hoping that the game would be called by darkness, umpire Hank O’Day forfeited the game to Brooklyn.

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