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Taking a Halladay

Let’s take a brief Roy Halladay break for some numbers surrounding the Phillies’ 10-game winning streak and their 14-1 mark since July 2:

  • Elias Sports Bureau reports the 10-game winning streak is the longest by a defending World Series champion since the 1971 Orioles won 11 consecutive games.
  • The Phillies became the first time in 17 years to win their last five games before the All-Star break and their first first five games after the break. The only other team to do that since 1980 was the 1992 Braves.
  • Jayson Werth hit a walk-off homer in the 13th inning Tuesday. Since 1986 only three other Phillies have had walk-off homers in the 13th inning or later: John Kruk (14th inning on April 20, 1993), Todd Pratt (13th inning on June 21, 2003) and Ryan Howard (14th inning on July 25, 2007).
  • This is the team’s longest winning streak since they won 13 straight July 30-Aug. 12, 1991.
  • Since July 2, the Phillies lead the National League in runs (95), home runs (24), walks (74), on-base percentage (.373), slugging percentage (.489), ERA (2.15) and opponents batting average (.198). The bullpen has allowed only three of 18 inherited runners to score.

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OK, back to Halladay. ESPN’s Jayson Stark gets the latest update from Blue Jays general manager J.P. Ricciardi.

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Ryan Howard, Jimmy Rollins, J.C. Romero and Shane Victorino join former big leaguers like Milt Thompson and others tomorrow at Richie Ashburn Field at FDR Park for a clinic for 300 Philadelphia-area youth. The Players Trust’s City Clinics program is a grass-roots campaign underwritten and developed by – and featuring the active participation of – current Major Leaguers to promote the game of baseball to underprivileged children, ages 6-16, in select cities across the country.

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