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Friday, May 16, 2008

Streak Ended

Andy Phillips' hitting streak ended at 17 games (I think). The Bats game was rained out yesterday, so they played a doubleheader tonight. Minor league doubleheaders are only seven innings each, so he didn't have as many chances to keep the streak going as usual. He went 0 for 2 with a walk in the first game, breaking the streak. (He also went 0 for 2 with a walk in the second game.)

This summary was written before today's games:

PHILLIPS 17-GAMER: INF Andy Phillips is currently on a 17-game hitting streak (April 27-present) which is the longest by a Bat this season and the longest in the IL. Phillips is batting .373 (25-67) with 12 runs, six doubles, 17 RBI and three home runs during this time and has raised his average from .277 to its current mark of .327. Phillips is 2nd on the team with 12 multi-hit games, four behind leader Jay Bruce's 16, and he hit home runs in three straight games (May 6-8). This is the longest hitting streak by a Bats player since INF Joey Votto's 17-gamer last season. INF Brandon Larson has the longest hitting streak in franchise history at 26 games (2003).

Kei Igawa was sent down today to start the second game. He pitched a complete game, though it was only six innings. He gave up 4 runs on 5 hits (including a home run by Jay Bruce) and a walk. Though only 2 were earned runs.

The rain has been wreaking havoc with baseball the past couple of days. Yesterday, the Reds and Bats were rained out. The Yankees played, but it was a day game. (Ian Kennedy, back in the big leagues, didn't look so good.) Tonight, the Mats-Yanks game was rained out. Hope it doesn't rain all weekend.

posted by BubbaFan, 11:57 AM


Andy > Big Brown
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, May 17, 2008 6:24 PM  

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