Gamenotes 5-6-09 vs Mil
SS Alex Gonzalez left Monday’s game at Fla after the 10th inning with a strained left oblique muscle…he received a cortisone shot here yesterday and will be evaluated again when he arrives at the ballpark today…3B Edwin Encarnacion (chip fracture, left wrist) will have his cast removed today…he will be examined and then fitted with a removable splint.
And from the Elias Sports Bureau…
For only the third time in the live-ball era, the Redlegs have posted 4 team shutouts over a 6-game span…the starting pitchers in those shutouts were Edinson Volquez, Bronson Arroyo, Johnny Cueto and Volquez again…starters in the previous 2 instances were Elmer Riddle, Johnny Vander Meer, Joe Beggs and Vander Meer in 1943, followed in 1970 by Gary Nolan, Jim McGlothlin, Jim Merritt and Nolan.
In last night’s 7-0 win at Fla, Brandon Phillips produced a career-high 6rbi for the third time…during the expansion era, only 3 other starting second basemen had at least three 6-RBI games: Jeff Kent (7), Bret Boone (5) and Ryne Sandberg (3).