Bourjos’ Blazing Bat
Peter Boujos has a blazing bat. He opened the scoring with a two-run homer in the first inning yesterday. Nearly four hours later, he singled in the 10th inning and scored the winning run on a sacrifice fly by pinch-hitter Tyler Goeddel. The 9-8 win in Phoenix ended a 5-4 road trip in which the Phillies scored 6.3 runs per game. Each team used seven pitchers. Brett Oberholtzer picked up his first big league save.
The win gave the Phillies their first sweep in Chase Field in 10 seasons and was sweet revenge after the Diamondbacks won all four games in a Citizens Bank Park sweep June 17-20.
While multiple Phillies swung the bats well on the trip, it was Bourjos who led the way. He hit in all nine games: 17 hits, 8 runs, 2 homers, 6 RBI and a .472 average. His average went from .217 to .262. He finished with a .411 average for June.
Hopefully, a day off today won’t cool the bats. Normally a very good hitting ballpark Citizens Bank Park has been a freezer for Phillies bats this season. More on that tomorrow.
By winning four of their last five games, June ended at 8-19 . . . Yesterday was the Phillies fourth come-from-behind win in the last seven days after having none in their previous 32 games. In their first 41 games, they had 10 . . . Happy 26th birthday today to Cody Asche who also had a big game yesterday (3 hits, 3 RBI) and big trip (.400, 6 RBI) . . . Series was a happy homecoming for Pete Mackanin who lives in Scottsdale . . . Ryan Howard has driven in 1,160 runs. He never had a game-winning walk in the 9th inning or later until Tuesday night.
Minor League Report
C Andrew Knapp, OF Cameron Perkins and RHR Edward Mujica have been selected to the International League All-Star team that will face the Pacific Coast League in Charlotte on July 13.
Lehigh Valley IronPigs (45-35), 4th place, International League North Division.
Were swept in 3 games by Columbus, 5-2. LP: David Buchanan (4-5), 5.1-8-5-5-1-5. LF Nick Williams, 2 H, 2 RBI. SS J.P. Crawford, RF Cedric Hunter, 2B Taylor Featherston, 2 H each . . . Anthony Vasquez (1-0) 7:05 tonight vs. Charlotte.
Reading Fightin’ Phils (56-23), 1st place, Eastern League Eastern Division.
14-1 romp gave Reading a 3-game sweep of Erie. It was Reading’s 6th series sweep. ND: Nick Pivetta, the starter, 3-2-0-0-2-2, left game with a groin tightness. Home runs: RF Dylan Cozens (21), Rhys Hoskins (21), 3B Harold Martinez (6), CF Osmel Aguila (1). Reading has 101 home runs, matching last season’s total . . . Ricardo Pinto (3-3) 7:05 tonight vs. Harrisburg.
Clearwater Threshers (4-3), tie 3rd, 2nd half, Florida State League North Division.
Lost 3rd straight, 8-1, to Dunedin. 1B Kyle Martin, HR (10). WP: Francisco Rios (4-3); LP: Yacksel Rios (2-2); don’t know if they are related . . . Luke Leftwich (1-0) 7:00 tonight vs. Dunedin.
Lakewood BlueClaws (4-3), tie 2nd place, 2nd half, South Atlantic League North Division.
Lost, 8-2, in Hagerstown. 2B Josh Tobias, HR (6) among 2 H, extending streak to 9 games . . . Franklyn Kilome (1-6) 7:05 tonight vs. Greensboro.
Williamsport Crosscutters (7-6), tie 3rd, New York-Penn League Pinckney Division.
Won a DH at Tri-City, 8-5 and 7-3. WPs: Ranger Suarez (1-0), 5-6-4-4-2-5 Ranger Suarez (0-0) and Seranthony Dominiquez (1-1), 5-1-2-0-2-3 C Henri Lartigue, 2 H, 3 RBI; 2 H as the DH in 2nd game. 1B Darick Hall (2), RF Luke Maglich (1) homered in 2nd game . . . Felix Paulino (0-1) 7:00 tonight in Tri-City.
Gulf Coast League Phillies, (3-1), 1st place, Northwest Division.
5-2 winners in Tampa over Yankees East. 3 hits each, RF Jesus Alastre and 1B Edwin Rodriguez. DH Mickey Moniak (photo) made his pro debut, 1-4, game-winning RBI single in 7th inning . . . 12 noon today vs. Yankees East.
Reading: LHR Daniel Stumpf’s rehab assignment transferred from Clearwater.
June 30, 1892–Phillies end with a 22-5 record for the month, the most wins in June in club history.
June 30, 1938–In final game at Baker Bowl, New York Giants beat the Phillies, 14-1, before 1,500 fans. Following a road trip, the Phillies move permanently to Shibe Park on July 4.
June 30, 1967, 2nd game–Playing his ninth position since joining the Phillies in 1963, super-sub Cookie Rojas pitches a scoreless ninth inning in a 12-3 loss to San Francisco, allowing one hit.
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