Game 56 - Monday Night, June 7th in Philadelphia
I'm just not feeling it tonight. It was another lackluster loss for the Phillies, as they were shut out through 8 innings by two pitchers I've never heard of before tonight - Wade LeBlanc and Luke Gregerson. Cole Hamels took a no-hitter into the 7th inning, but allowed back-to-back home runs to Adrian Gonzalez and Scott Hairston to end the no-hitter, the shutout and essentially, the game. Jayson Werth grounded into a double play in the 1st with the bases loaded and struck out in the 9th to end the game. Blech.
Drafty: With the 27th pick in this year's First-Year Player Draft, the Phillies selected local product Jesse Biddle. Biddle is a left-handed pitcher from nearby Germantown Friends High School. He's the fourth left-handed pitcher selected by the Phillies with their 1st round pick since 1988. The others were Pat Combs (1988), Hamels (2002) and Joe Savery (2007).