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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.


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Bye, Bye, Cali

lc03.jpgThe Phillies just completed a seven-game stretch through Southern California.

Now it’s back to the East Coast and Citi Field in Flushing.

Three games at Petco Park in the Gaslamp Quarter …

Four games at Dodger Stadium at Chavez Ravine …

Three games at Citi Field next to a bunch of chop shops …

Citi Field doesn’t have quite the same charm as Petco and Dodger Stadium, I’m afraid. So I leave California with a heavy heart, knowing there are no more In-N-Out lunches and appearances from D-List celebrities like Lauren Conrad to entertain me in my immediate future … unless I run into one of the Real Housewives of New York this week.


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