KK’s spin continued, Cole finally hit the century mark, J-Roll passed Big Ed and the bats came out of hibernation. That’s the weekend in review.
In KK’s last 15 starts (0-9 record) dating back to last August, the Phillies have been shut out 5 times and scored 1 run 3 times. Shutout #5 came Friday night.
Cole got his 100th win as the Phillies scored 12 times Saturday night, their highest outburst since 14 runs on opening day. Cole also moved ahead of Jim Bunning into third place on the Phillies list of double-digit strike out games, his 25th. Ahead are Curt Schilling (48) and Steve Carlton (70).
J-Roll got his 2,212nd hit in that game, passing Hall of Fame OF Ed Delahanty for third place on the Phillies all-time list. Next is Richie Ashburn (2,217). Sunday, J-Roll added to his record with his 46th lead-off home run, fourth most in baseball history. Craig Biggio is third (53).
In 9 losses this month, the Phillies scored a total of 16 runs. Then in 2 weekend wins, 20 runs, their biggest 2-game total of the season. And, they hit 6 home runs in the 2 wins. Can anyone figure out this game?
From Elias Sports Bureau
Cole is the fifth pitcher since 1900 with 10 or more strikeouts, 3 or fewer hits allowed in a century-mark win, joining Justin Verlander (August, 2011), Chuck Finley (May, 1995), Don Sutton (September, 1972) and Dean Chance (June, 1968).
Number of the Day
333—Cody’s batting average this month.
Today: RHP Turk Wendell (47), C Alan Knicely (59), LHP Curt Simmons (85) . . . Tuesday: INF Wilson Valdez (36) . . . Wednesday: INF Bob Molinaro (64) . . . Thursday: RHP Jose Mesa (48) . . . Saturday: OF Rob Ducey (49) . . . Sunday: 1B Randall Simon (39), 3B Dave Hollins (48).
Minor League Review (weekend edition)
Lehigh Valley won 1 of 3, a 2-1 decision at Buffalo on Saturday when 1B Jim Murphy hit a solo HR (6th) in the ninth. WP: Ken Giles (2-0); SV: Cesar Jimenez (2) . . . David Buchanan (5-1) lost yesterday, giving up 4 runs in first inning, throwing 45 pitches.
Reading won 2 of 3 vs. Bowie . . . 1B Brock Stassi, 2 HR, 3 RBI . . . LF Cameron Perkins, 4-9, 14th 2B, 4 RBI . . . Wins: Severino Gonzalez (4-3) and Hoby Milner (3-2) . . . Nefi Ogando, 2 saves; 3 in last 3 outings.
Clearwater won 1 of 3 at Port Charlotte . . . 2-1 decision on Friday for Lee Ridenhour (1-3) with 2nd SV for Jordan Guth.
Lakewood won 3 of 4 . . . Mark Leiter (4-3), Drew (Anderson) and Ranti Casimiro (2-4) picked up wins as starters . . . 1B-DH Willians Astudillo, 5-12, 7 RBI; hitting .354 . . . OF Sam Hiciano, 6-12, 3 RBI . . . 2B Andrew Pullin, 6-16, 4 RBI.
May 19, 1979: The idea of Phillies wearing all-burgundy uniforms on Saturdays starts and ends on this date, a 10-5 loss to Montreal. RHP Jim Lonborg kidded LF Greg Luzinski, “Bull, you look like a big grape.”
Will be signing my book (If These Walls Could Talk) Thursday at Barnes & Noble in Cherry Hill, NJ. Starting time is 6:30 p.m. Hope to see you there.
For a list of my signing dates, visit http://www.triumphbooks.com.