Heavy Home Flavor
Phillies began the year going 15-15 in their first 30 road games. After last night, they’ve dropped 24 of their last 33 away from home. Atlanta had only lost two series at home but the Phillies couldn’t make it a third.
After a day off today, 25 of their next 35 games are at Citizens Bank Park where they are 29-27. That mark includes a 3-6 stand in their last homestand.
A 10-game homestand starts Friday night. The hottest team in the NL, the Dodgers, are the weekend visitors. Phillies lost three of four in LA to close out June. The Dodgers were in last place then, 38-43. Since then, LA is 32-7 and riding the majors’ longest winning streak, eight straight.
Minor League Report
**Lehigh Valley defeated Syracuse, 4-1, behind a complete-game, 3-hitter by Tyler Cloyd (5-9). In last 7 starts, 4-1, 1.34 ERA.
**Reading was edged by Binghamton, 4-3. 3B Maikel Franco, 2-2, RBI; boosted average to .345.
**Clearwater split a DH at Daytona for the second straight day, 5-1 loss and 2-0 win as 3 pitchers combined on a 7-inning, 2-hitter. WP: Luis Paulino (5-6). SV: Ken Giles (5).
**Lakewood lost, 10-2, at Kannapolis. DH Willie Carmona 1-5 to stretch his hitting streak to 8 games.
**Williamsport lost its 6th in last 7 games despite allowing only 4 hits, 3-0, to Auburn.
**Gulf Coast League Phillies lost, 5-0, at the Pirates. 3B Robinson Torres, 2-4; hitting .367 in last 10 games . . . Roy Halladay takes to the Carpenter Field mound at noon today in a rehab start. A lot of eyes will be focused on Doc.
August 15, 1958–Richie Ashburn gets his 2,000th hit when he singles in third inning off
Carlton Willey of Braves at Milwaukee.
August 15, 1990–Terry Mulholland pitches 60 no-hitter against San Francisco, the first
ever at the Vet. It is the first by a Phillies pitcher at home this century and eighth of
the 1990 season, a major league season