KK Does It All
KK virtually put on a one-man show last night in improving his career record vs. the Marlins to 14-3 (10-1 in his last 15 starts vs. them). He recorded 13 outs on ground balls as the Phillies clinched the season series against the Marlins, 10-8.
He not only held Miami to one run in seven innings, but was a perfect 3-for-3 as a hitter, driving in the first run. The rest of the Phillies had four total hits as the offense continued to struggle.
He finished the season with a career-high 199 innings pitched, a 10-13 record and 4.61 ERA. Last year he finished, 10-13, 4.70.
Number of the Day
14 Well, that was the number of the day after the Phillies first road game back on March 31. Yep, they scored 14 times that day in winning over the Rangers. They have not reached 14 runs in a game since.
Philly Chapter will present five awards pre-game Friday when the Phillies begin the final home series.
Steve Carlton Award (Most Valuable Pitcher): Cole Hamels.
Mike Schmidt Award (Most Valuable Player): Marlon Byrd.
Dallas Green Award (Special Achievement): Jimmy Rollins.
Tug McGraw Award (True Professionalism): Ryan Howard.
New this year, Charlie Manuel Award: Chris Wheeler.
The awards were instituted in 2004.
September 25, 1955
CF Richie Ashburn is hitless in seven at-bats in a season-ending doubleheader in the Polo Grounds but easily wins his first batting title (.338).