Nothing But Zeroes in San Diego
The Phillies shut out the Padres for the second consecutive game with a 2-0 victory last night at PETCO Park. It is the Phillies’ fifth shutout of the season.
The Phillies threw back-to-back shutouts twice last season:
- July 10-11 (vs. Cincinnati)
- July 22-23 (at St. Louis and vs. Colorado)
According to Baseball Reference, the Phillies have thrown back-to-back shutouts 34 times from 1919-2011. They have thrown three consecutive shutouts three times and four consecutive shutouts twice. If the Phillies shut out the Padres tonight — the Padres have been shutout six times in 20 games this season, so it’s possible — it would be the first time they have done that since throwing four consecutive shutouts Aug. 13-16, 1969, when Jerry Johnson and Woodie Fryman both shutout the Braves in Atlanta and Grant Jackson and Rick Wise both shutout the Astros in Philadelphia.
Cole Hamels is 3-1 with a 1.23 ERA in five starts at PETCO Park, which gives him the lowest ERA of any pitcher with five starts at PETCO. Hamels actually passed Roy Oswalt, who has a 1.69 ERA at PETCO.