Phillies win 64th Game on July 24th
The 2011 Philadelphia Phillies won their 64th game this afternoon in another oppressive heat day down at Citizens Bank Park. The win is signifies the Phillies as the team with the best record in baseball, and it brings them closer to breaking records for the franchise.
The Phillies today won their 64th game, and this team now beat the win total on July 24th that the 1976 Phillies had, which was 63 wins. The ‘76 team went on the win 101 wins on the season. In 1977, the Phils won a total of 101 games on the season and had only 55 wins at this point on July 24, 1977. The 1993 team had 97 wins overall on the year and on this date, the ‘93 team had 62 wins. The 1983 team had only 45 wins on July 24th, they went on to have 90 total wins on the ‘83 season and made the World Series that year against the Orioles.
Halladay notches his 12th win of the year today
Roy Halladay did well despite the heat, he didn’t look nearly as bad as far as his comfort was concerned this afternoon in Philly. Maybe it was being at home in his own environment that helped him? He won his 12th game of the year. The homestand against the Padres is going real well, and
tomorrow afternoon could make it a 4 game sweep, it all starts off at 1:05 PM ET, of course it will still be very hot! Cliff Lee goes for the Phillies in the Padres’ series finale. He will seek win number 10 on the year with his 2.83 ERA.
SAn Francisco Brings their best to Philly in next series at CBP
The San Francisco Giants come to town on Tuesday night for a NLCS rematch that will see the Giants bring the heart of their rotation to town. The Giants will be featuring: Lincecum vs. Worley on Tuesday, Zito vs. Hamels on Wednesday, and Cain vs. Kendrick on Thursday. The Giants are sporting one of the lowest bullpen ERA’s in July for the MLB with a 2.11 ERA prior to this afternoon’s game they are second in the whole league (first is the Chicago White Sox 1.29 ERA as of the end of play on 7/23/11).
The San Francisco Giants have a very important off day on Monday as they make their way towards Philadelphia. They will be visiting the White House in Washington DC to meet the President and be officially congratulated by him on their World Series victory last year. No word if the Giants closer, Brian Wilson, will shave for the event or attract the closer scrutiny of Secret Service agents that will probably mistake him for some covert spy or something worse.
This series with San Francisco should be more interesting for the fans, as the Phillies will be facing much better pitchers than the Padres have been throwing at the Phils in this current series.