Winning Record vs. NL W

Most of the Phillies numbers are on the negative side which is what happens when a team is struggling. There’s one that’s above .500: 15-11 record against the National League West.

Well, that’s where (NL West) the next three games will be played…..in AT&T Park in San Francisco. But, the Giants home since 2000 isn’t Phillie-friendly as the Giants lead, 28-21 in games played there.

Leaving the Angels, who are in second place in the AL West, the Phillies start a three-game series tonight in SF. The Giants are in second place in the NL West.

Monday its’ back home and back to interleague play, three games against the Mariners. Phillies interleague numbers are on the minus side, 4-10.

Minor League Report
Lehigh Valley lost, 7-4, at Columbus. 2B Cesar Hernandez, 2B, 2 RBI.

Reading won, 5-2, at Harrisburg. WP: Severino Gonzalez (8-12), 10 SO, 7 IP. SS K.C. Serna, 3 H, including 2nd HR, 2 RBI.

Clearwater lost, 3-1, at Dunedin. CF Roman Quinn, 1B, 26th SB. 3B Harold Martinez, 2B, RBI.

Lakewood blanked Hagerstown, 8-0, in a game called after 6 innings by rained. WP Ranfi Carimiro (5-9), 10 SO, 6 IP; third straight win. SS Malquin Canelo, 2-run HR. RF Aaron Brown, just up from Williamsport, 2-4, 2 RBI. 1B Zack Green, 3 RBI.

Gulf Coast League Phillies: won 11th in last 12 games, 8-7, at Pirates. C Joel Fisher, 3-4. 3B Willliam Cuicas, 2 H, 3 RBI.

Fan Questions
Phils8008: Alumni Weekend has, as always, been a great time. I’ve been wondering if there are any plans to acknowledge the 100th anniversary of the 1915 NL Pennant winners during next year’s Alumni Weekend. Of course, all the players have long since passed on, but perhaps one of them could be posthumously inducted into the Wall of Fame (Fred Luderus would be a good choice).

“At the end of season, Kurt Funk, Director Marketing Programs & Events, and a team of other front office types will meet to begin promotion plans for 2015. I’m sure we’ll recognize the 100th anniversary in some fashion. Will definitely plan some stories for http://www.phillies.com/alumni.”

From Jason Wrigley:
I understand that, due to your policy, Roy Halladay is not eligible to be inducted into the Wall of Fame. This should change. He is an all-time great pitcher and while his time in Philadelphia was relatively short, it was iconic. His Cy Young Award, his perfect game and playoff no-hitter made an indelible mark on Phillies history. He is deserving of recognition as an all-time great Phillie.

“You are absolutely correct about Roy’s accomplishments in his four seasons with the Phillies. You are also correct that he’s ineligible under the policy (five or more years of service and minimum 180 games for pitchers) that has been in effect since we began the Wall of Fame in 1978. That said, it will be a topic for discussion this off-season.”

This Date
August 15, 1958
Richie Ashburn gets his 2,000th hit when he singles in third inning off Carlton Willey of Braves at Milwaukee.
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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.

August 16, 1977
Phillies extend their longest winning streak of the century to 13 games with a 7-5 decision in Montreal. The Phils hadn’t won that many in a row since 1892.

August 16, 1984
2B Juan Samuel hits 16th triple, a new rookie record for the Phillies. CF Von Hayes joins Samuel with 30plus steals, first for Phillies in 72 years. Cubs win, 65, in Chicago.

August 16, 2011
Statue of Hall of Fame broadcaster Harry Kalas is unveiled in pre-game ceremony at Citizens Bank Park.

August 17, 1894
Collecting 28 singles out of a club-record 36 hits, Phillies destroy visiting Louisville, 29-4. OF Sam Thompson hit for the cycle, three singles, a double, triple and home run in seven at-bats.

August 17, 1972
LHP Steve Carlton wins his 20th game of the season and 15th consecutive, longest streak in Phillies history, 9-4 over Cincinnati before 42,635 at the Vet. The streak began June 7 and ended August 21. ERA for the 15 wins was 1.33. Five of the wins were shutouts. He also had three no-decisions during that time frame, including a game against Houston in which he didn’t allow a run in 10 innings. Lefty finished with 27 wins, a club-record 310 strikeouts and won his first Cy Young Award.

August 17, 1957
CF Richie Ashburn, known for his ability to foul pitches off, hits spectator Alice Roth twice in the same at-bat. The first one breaks her nose; the second hits her while she is being removed on a stretcher. Ironically, she is the wife of Earl Roth, sports editor of the Philadelphia Bulletin.

August 17, 1985
Phillies match club record by hitting six homers (four in the seventh inning) in 10-4 win over Cubs in Wrigley Field. C Darren Daulton hits two; one each for 2B Juan Samuel, RF Glenn Wilson, 1b Mike Schmidt and 3b Rick Schu.

Book Signings
I’ll be signing my book (If These Walls Could Talk):

**Thursday, August 28, Community Library, 199 N. College Street, Myerstown, PA; 5-7:30 p.m.

**Sunday, September 28, Citizens Bank Park, behind section 111, 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

 

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