Who Am I?
Text book baseball? Not exactly.
The Marlins evened the series with a 4-3 win in 11 innings last night. Two of their runs were unearned. One of those came in the 10th, the first blown save for Giles or any Phillies closer for that matter this season.
Of the three Phillies runs, the first came on a double play grounder with the bases loaded and no out, the second on a wild pitch which needed a review to overturn the call that the runner was out and the third on a two-out single by Galvis. That hit was the Phillies third in the last 37 at-bats with runners in scoring positions.
Buchanan turned in the fourth straight strong outing by a Phillies starter but the offense was silent, six hits, including two doubles. So, the rubber game in the series is Thursday night. Thursdays haven’t been too kind to the Phillies, 3-11. Maybe it will rain. Oops, Marlins Park has a dome.
Florida Instructional League Roster
RHP: Randy Alcantara, Gustavo Armas, Ismael Cabrera, Luis Carrasco, Jimmy Cordero, Seranthony Dominguez, Edgar Garcia, Luis Gonzalez, Skylar Hunter, Franklyn Kilome, Kenny Koplove, Luke Leftwich, Mauricio Llovera, Sam McWilliams, Adonis Medina, Jairo Munoz, Feliz Paulino, Alexis Rivero, Robert Tasisn, Jake Thompson, Albert Tirado, Shane Watson.
LHP: Bailey Falter, Nick Fanti, Tyler Gilbert, Matt Imhoff, Manuel Silva, Will Stewart, Ranger Suarez.
C: Jorge Alfaro, Edgar Cabral, Rodolfo Duran, Deivy Grullon, Rafael Marchan, Nerluis Martinez.
INF: Jose Antequero, Jonathan Arauz, Daniel Brito, Luis Encarnacion, Arquismedez,
Gamboa, Brendon Hayden, Jan Hernandez, Scott Kingery, Kyle Martin, Josh Tobias, Mitch Walding, Lucas Williams.
OF: Zach Coppola, Mark Laird, Juan Luis, Bryan Martelo, Jhailyn Ortiz, Greg Pickett, Jose Pujols, Cornelius Randolph, Jiandido Tromp, Nick Williams, Reginald Wilson.
This Date In Phillies History
September 24, 1911
St. Louis scores in the sixth inning to break rookie RHP Grover Cleveland Alexander’s 41 consecutive scoreless innings streak, a Phillies record that hasn’t been broken.
Who Am I?
The answer can be found at http://www.phillies.com/alumni where Paul Hagen’s written another “Where are they now? feature.
The Fightin’ Phillies: 100 Years of Philadelphia Baseball from the Whiz Kids to the Misfits
is the title of my new book which will be available starting next May in book stores and on-line. Larry Andersen penned the foreword. Publisher again is Triumph Books (triumphbooks.com).
R.I.P, Yogi Berra. Died Tuesday night, the 69th anniversary of his major league debut. A great catcher, great character, a national treasure.
Kevin Fransden is back with the Giants.
Chase Utley hit his first career lead-off home run last night. Jimmy Rollins started at shortstop for first time since September 6. The Dodgers had only four hits and struck out 13 times but won, 3-1.
Since OF Eric Young joined the Mets, he’s hitless in five at-bats but has scored nine runs.