End of Interleague Play

Eleven. That’s how many games are left on the Phillies season schedule after tonight when they host the Chicago White Sox in the final interleague series of the year. The teams met in Chicago last month with each winning a game.

The Phillies most interleague success came against the Cleveland Indians whom they swept in a three-game series at Citizens Bank Park at the end of April, 4-3, 4-3, 2-1. Least success, 1-3 vs. the Toronto Blue Jays.

For the year, the Phillies are 9-9, the most wins since their last winning season in 2011, 9-6. Club record for interleague wins, 11-7, in 1999.

Next year the Phillies get to host the Seattle Mariners, Boston Red Sox, Houston Astros and Oakland A’s. They go to the Texas Rangers, Boston, Seattle and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The Phillies won their first ever game against the Angels, June 9, 2009 in Anaheim. They’ve lost the last nine. Yikes.

5 Things
Five things about the White Sox:
**Fresh from losing the last three games of a four-game series in Kansas City.
**Even in interleague play, 9-9.
**They were two over .500 at the ASG; eight under since.
**Have played 50 one-run games, 22-28.
**Chris Sale, tomorrow night’s starter, has a 3.03 ERA, second lowest in the AL.

Thompson gave up 7 runs in 5 innings against the White Sox on August 23; since then, 7 total runs in his next four start, 25.1 innings . . . Galvis has hit 11 of his 20 homers at home this season, 26 of 40 career . . . All of Herrera’s homers are off right-handers; 10 in the first half . . . When Howard homers, Phillies are 230-119 (.659) in his career . . . When the Phillies trail after 8 innings they are 1-70 . . . When the starting pitcher lasts less than six innings, 19-41 . . . Phillies 12 shutouts are third in the NL behind the Dodgers (15) and Cubs (14) . . . A. J. Ellis has caught 53 career shutouts, seventh most among active catchers.

Minor League Review
Williamsport Crosscutters . . . 39-36, second place in New York-Penn League Pinckney Division . . . Had division’s best home record, 23-14 . . . 2.70 team ERA, second in league and second all-time in franchise’s short-season history . . . 19-9 in July . . . Attendance: 60,429.

Player Notes
LHS Ranger Suarez, 21, threw the franchise’s first no-hitter since 2013, July 26 vs. Auburn, game 1 of a DH at home. He walked the first batter, induced a double-play and retired the next 19 in the 7-inning gem.

All-Star Game: RHS Adonis Medina, Suarez, OF Jesus Alastre.

Hitting Leaders

AVG OF Jesus Alastre, .290
G 1B Darick Hall, 57 (photo)
AB CF David Martinelli, 217
R DHall, 27
H DHall, 55
2B DHall, 19 (led league)
3B OF Luke Maglich, 3
HR DHall, 9
TB DHall, 101
RBI DHall, 29
BB 3B Lucas Williams/Maglich, 20
SO DHall/Martinelli, 57
SB Alastre, 14
OBP DHall, .372
SLG DHall, .518 (led league)
OPS DHall, .890

Pitching Leaders

G RH Will Hibbs, 19
GS 4 with 13
W LH Ranger Suarez, 6-4 (photo)
L LH Bailey Falter, 1-6
SV Hibbs, 4
ShO LH JoJo Romero/Suarez, 1
IP Suarez, 73.2
BB RH Adonis Medina/Suarez, 24
SO Falter, 59
ERA LH Cole Irvin, 1.97
WHIP Irvin, 0.96

This Date
September 20, 1987
3B Mike Schmidt hits 487th home run as a third baseman in a 4-1 win at Montreal to break Eddie Mathews’ all-time record.

September 20, 1992

After snaring a low line drive hit by 3B Jeff King, 2B Mickey Morandini pulls off the first unassisted triple play in Phillies history during the sixth inning of a 3-2 loss in Pittsburgh, retiring Barry Bonds for the third out.

September 20, 2014
RHP Jerome Williams, a late-season waiver wire addition, earns the victory in a 3-0 win over Oakland. Williams had beaten Oakland twice before earlier in the season, once
for Houston and once for Texas. He became the first major leaguer to beat the same team three times in a season while playing for three different teams. (broadandpattison.com).

Twitter: @ShenkLarry

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