Not A Good Night



Cole once again didn’t get a win and didn’t get any offensive support. Two infield hits and a balk by Luis set up the lead run in the seventh and the Marlins took advantage of two errors to bust it open with four unearned runs in the eighth.  A close game wound up as a 6-1 loss. So, the rubber game of the series will take place this afternoon.

Cole is now 0-4 over his last six starts.  Offense has produced four runs.

Cody’s homer accounted for the lone run.  He’s hitting .375 over last 12 games.

Minor League Report
Lehigh Valley IronPigs (4-10)
The offense produced eight singles and nine left on base in a 3-2 loss at Scranton/Wilkes Barre. LP: Adam Morgan (0-2), 7-7-3-3-0-3.
Next: RHP Paul Clemens (0-0, 3.00), 7:05 tonight vs. Buffalo.

Reading Fightin Phils (7-5)
Three Akron pitchers held Reading to one hit, a one-out, pinch-double by Brock Stassi in the ninth inning.  Final score: 2-0. ND Ben Lively, 6-3-0-0-3-5.
Next: RHP Aaron Nola (1-1, 3.38), 6:35 tonight at Harrisburg.

Clearwater Threshers (8-6)
Tampa handed the Threshers a 9-4 loss.  Clearwater bats produced eight singles, a triple and five walks but left 11 runners on base. LP: Victor Arano (0-1), 5-5-3-3-1-1.
Next: RHP Miguel Nunez (0-0, 6.48), 6:30 tonight at Lakeland.

Lakewood BlueClaws (6-8)
Four-game series in Greensboro ended with a 6-0 loss as Lakewood was held to three singles.  One of the hits was a ninth-inning single by CF Carlos Tocci, extending his hitting streak to nine games (14-36). LP: Josh Taylor, 5-10-5-5-1-7.
Next: RHP Tyler Viza (2-0, 4.09), 6:35 tonight against Hagerstown.

Today in Phillies History
1961: RHP Art Mahaffey sets a Phillies record with 17 strikeouts in a 6-0 win over the Cubs in the second game of a doubleheader at Connie Mack Stadium.  RHP Frank Sullivan blanks the Cubs, 1-0, in the first game.  Phillies haven’t had a doubleheader shutout since.

Happy Birthday: OF Chuck Harmon (91); LHP Rheal Cormier (48).

Phun Fact
1915 Phillies won their eighth straight game at the start of the season, out-scoring their opponents 41-10.

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