Phillies monthly review: June 2014
by Scott Butler 7/1/14

Phillies June Storyline

It was a month of ups and downs for the Phillies in June with a five-game winning streak along with losing streaks of four and six. They followed up a 1-8 stretch with wins in 9 of 11 games, but finished with four straight losses. By the end of the month, the team made Ruben Amaro's decision a little easier as to whether to be buyers or sellers.

Phillies June Win/Loss Totals

Record: 12-17
Home record: 6-10
Road record: 6-7
Top winning streak: 5
Top losing streak: 6 (including May 31)
Series record: 2-5-2

Began month: 24-29, last place
--1 game behind Mets for fourth place
--5 games behind 1st place Braves

Finished month: 36-46
--0.5 games behind Mets for 4th place
--8.5 games behind 1st place Braves

Phillies June Totals and NL Rankings

Phillies Team Hitting June Totals 
Average: .240 (10th)
Runs: 104 (10th)
Runs/game: 3.59 (9th)
HR: 22 (8th)
BB: 69 (9th)
SO: 227 (6th most)
OBP: .291 (13th)
SLG: .357 (12th)
OPS .648 (13th)

Phillies Team Pitching June Totals
ERA: 3.53 (9th) 
ER: 104
IP: 265.0 

Phillies Starting Pitching June Totals
ERA: 3.89 (12th) 
ER: 82
IP: 189.2 

Phillies Relief Pitching June Totals
ERA: 2.63 (4th) 
ER: 22 
IP: 75.1 

Phillies Season Totals and NL Ranks through June

Phillies Team Hitting through June
Average: .242 (11th)
Runs: 315 (12th)
Runs/game: 3.84 (1th)
HR: 65 (12th)
BB: 246 (6th)
SO: 669 (6th most)
OBP: .305 (12th)
SLG: .368 (12th)
OPS .673 (12th)

Phillies Team Pitching through June
ERA: 3.85 (12th) 
ER: 320 
IP: 748.2 

Phillies Starting Pitching through June
ERA: 3.96 (11th) 
ER: 227 
IP: 515.2 

Phillies Relief Pitching through June
ERA: 3.59 (12th) 
ER: 93 
IP: 233.0 

Phillies June Win/Loss Chart

Phillies June 2014 win/loss chart

Phillies June Event Recap

New York Mets May 29-June 2 
(Phillies lose series 1-4)

This was an ugly series featuring two bad teams. The Phils appeared lifeless in an opening 4-1 loss. The two teams would then play three straight extra inning games, winning the first in 14 innings with a Brignac walk-off single, then losing the next two games with Bastardo allowing the winning run in the 14th inning and Aumont doing the same in the 11th. The Phils were crushed 11-2 in the final game and lost four games in the five game series.

@ Washington Nationals June 3-5
(Phillies swept 0-3)

Following a closed door meeting, the Phillies were shutout in the opener in Washington followed by two more losses as the Nationals swept the Phillies.

@ Cincinnati Reds June 6-8
(Phillies lose series 1-2)

Cole Hamels dominated the Reds to open the series with 7.2 scoreless innings, improving to 9-0 with a 1.51 ERA against the Reds. The Phillies lost the next two games to lose the series and their 8th loss in their last 9 games.

San Diego Padres June 10-12
(Phillies sweep series 3-0)

The San Diego Padres and the worst offense in the majors came to Philly at the right time and the Phillies swept the Padres in three games. Hamels pitched 8 scoreless and Reid Brignac hit a walk-off three-run homer in ninth of the middle game.

Chicago Cubs June 13-15
(Phillies lose series 1-2)

The Phillies were unable to take advantage of another bad team in a series against the Cubs. The Phils scored a total of 1 run in the first and last game of the series. The Phils gained a win in the middle game, highlighted by Rollins breaking Mike Schmidt's all-time Phillies hits record with his 2,235th career hit.

@ Atlanta Braves June 16-18
(Phillies sweep series 3-0)

The Phils rebounded from the Cubs series by sweeping the Braves in Atlanta. Hamels pitched 7 shutout innings in the opener, Papelbon blew the save, but the Phils scored five in the 13th for a 6-1 win. They scored 7 runs in the 1st two innings in the finale en route to a 10-5 win.

@ St. Louis Cardinals June 20-22
(Phillies tie series 2-2)

The Phillies continued their winning ways with two straight wins to start the four-game Cardinals series. Buchanan pitched 7.2 innings in a 4-1 victory in the first game and Burnett pitched a complete game in a 5-1 win the following night. It extended their winning streak to five games and gave them 9 wins in their last 11 games. The Phils lost the next two games to split the series.

Miami Marlins June 23-26
(Phillies tie series 2-2)

An eight game homestand began with a shutout loss for the Phillies against the Marlins and it was their 8th shutout at home and 10th overall for the Phils. After winning the second game behind David Buchanan, Domonic Brown misplayed a ball which lead to 3 runs in a 3-2 loss. They salvaged a split the following night thanks to a walk-off two-run homer by Chase Utley.

Atlanta Braves June 27-30
(Phillies swept 0-4)

After sweeping the Braves in Atlanta earlier in June, the Braves returned the favor with a four-game sweep of the Phillies. The series began with a 2-4 loss and the highlight of the game was when Tom McCarthy caught Freeman's three-run first inning homer as the TV crew broadcasted from the centerfield stands. The Phillies proceeded to lose a double header the following day and lost 2-3 in the finale. It was the first time the Braves swept the Phillies in four games in Philadelphia since 1964.

Phillies June Highlights

June 11 - Hamels pitches 8 scoreless and Reid Brignac hits walk-off three-run homer in ninth to beat Padres.
June 14 - Jimmy Rollins sets franchise record with his 2,235th hit.
June 18 - Phillies sweep Braves and collect season high 18 hits in 10-5 win.
June 26 - Phils win in 14th on Utley's walk-off two-run homer.
June 20 - Phils win season high fifth game in a row.
June 27 - Tom McCarthy catches Freddie Freeman's home run ball as TV crew broadcasted from centerfield stands.

Interesting Phillies notes

June 1 - Phillies played 3rd straight extra inning game against the Mets.
June 2 - Byrd breaks bat on a swing and miss.
June 3 - Ryne Sandberg held a team meeting before the game against Nationals and lost 7-0.
June 6 - Cole Hamels pitches 7.2 scoreless innings against the Reds, improving to 9-0 with a 1.51 ERA against the Reds. The Phillies are 12-0 in Hamels' starts against Cincinnati.
June 8 - Jimmy Rollins has two leadoff RBIs against the Reds for his 160th multi-RBI game in the leadoff spot, which tied Pete Rose for third-most since 1900. Only Rickey Henderson (242) and Johnny Damon (173) have had more.
June 10 - Jonathan Papelbon became the 26th pitcher to record 300 saves.
June 11 - Jake Diekman hits 100 mph on the radar gun.
June 12 - Ken Giles makes MLB debut and hits 100 mph on the gun.
June 15 - Date marked the 50th Fathers Day since Jim Bunning's perfect game on Fathers Day in 1964.
June 29 - Utley gets 1,500th career hit.
June 29 - Phillies swept in four-game series at home against Braves for first time since 1964.

Phillies Transactions & Injuries

June 3 - Phillies sign Jason Marquis to a Minor League contract.
June 3 - The Phillies option Phillippe Aumont to Lehigh Valley, recalling righty Ethan Martin to take his place.
June 4 - Darin Ruf sprained his left wrist and bruised his right knee when he hit a concrete wall at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown. The knee injury required stitches and Ruf was placed on the disabled list.
June 5 - Phillies select LSU starter Aaron Nola with their first pick. See all Phillies' draft selections here.
June 6 - Phillies brought up Ronny Cedeno from Lehigh Valley and designated Cesar Jimenez for assignment.
June 6 - Tyson Gillies cleared waivers and was outrighted from the 40-man roster.
June 7 - Phillies placed Mike Adams on the disabled list with inflammation in his right rotator cuff and called up Ken Giles.
June 16 - Phillies placed Tony Gwynn Jr. on the bereavement list as he mourned the death of his Hall of Fame father.
June 18 - Jonathan Pettibone, hindered by right shoulder problems, underwent surgery.
June 19 - Phillies recalled catcher Cameron Rupp from Lehigh Valley, with backup catcher Wil Nieves having suffered a leg injury Wednesday in Atlanta.
June 20 - Reid Brignac sprained left ankle on June 19 and placed on DL.
June 22 - Tyson Gillies released by the Phillies.
June 24 - Phillies signed Grady Sizemore to a Minor League contract.
June 26 - Jesse Biddle placed on the inactive list after recent struggles.
June 27 - Carlos Ruiz placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list.

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