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Werth Is A Running Fool


werth steals third.jpgJayson Werth
had a heck of a night Tuesday.

He tied a franchise record with four stolen bases, becoming the first Phillie to accomplish the feat since Garry Maddox (May 29, 1978 against Pittsburgh). Werth is believed to be just the second player in Phillies history to steal second, third and home in the same inning. Pete Rose accomplished the feat May 11, 1980 against Cincinnati. Werth also is the first Phillies player to steal home since Carlos Ruiz on June 26, 2007.

Trent McCotter from the SABR Records Committee did some research on players who stole their way around the bases in an inning over the past 80 years. Here is the list that he found:

  • Werth, Phillies, 5/12/2009 (7th inn)
  • Eric Young, Colorado, 6/30/1996 (3rd inn)
  • Chris Stynes, Kansas City, 5/12/1996 (1st inn)
  • Devon White, California, 9/9/1989 (6th inn)
  • Paul Molitor, Milwaukee, 7/26/1987 (1st inn)
  • Dusty Baker, San Francisco, 6/27/1984 (3rd inn)
  • Rose, Phillies, 5/11/1980 (7th inn)
  • Dave Nelson, Texas, 8/30/1974 (1st inn)
  • Rod Carew, Minnesota, 5/18/1969 (3rd inn)
  • Don Kolloway, White Sox, 6/28/1941 (9th inn)
  • Jackie Tavener, Detroit, 7/25/1928 (7th inn)
  • Harvey Hendrick, St. Louis Browns, 6/12/1928 (8th inn)

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Jimmy Rollins went 1 for 3 with a stolen base, walk, run scored and RBI after Charlie Manuel dropped him from the leadoff spot to the fifth spot. Asked if Manuel would keep the same lineup today against Dodgers lefthander Randy Wolf, Manuel said, “You don’t throw the winning ticket away, do you?”

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Chan Ho Park has a 1.50 ERA in his last two starts. His 6.00 ERA is second-best in the Phillies rotation.

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