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Phillies’ Jean Segura (right) is greeted at home plate after hitting a walk-off three-run home run on June 27 (Matt Slocum)
Phillies’ Jean Segura (right) is greeted at home plate after hitting a walk-off three-run home run on June 27 (Matt Slocum)|Associated Press
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Friday Quick Quiz & Single Digits - Women’s World Cup, Phillies Streaks, 1961, Maikel Franco, Jean Segura, Scott Kingery, Jake Arrieta

Bob Vetrone

Bob Vetrone

FRIDAY’S QUICKIE QUIZ

>>> Who was the United States’ leading goal scorer in the first Women’s World Cup competition in 1991?

(Answer Below)

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FRIDAY’S SINGLE DIGITS

>>> Sure, it’s easy to feel good about the Phillies now that they have put their seven-game losing streak behind them with four consecutive come-from-behind victories, the last two on walk-offs.

But here is a tidbit to remember:

The Phillies also won four straight games coming out of a long spin in 1961 . . . a major-league record 23-game losing streak.

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>>> This is the 15th time in their 137-year history that the Phillies have tacked a winning streak of four or more games directly onto the end of a losing streak of seven or more:

 

LOSING STREAK

WINNING STREAK

Season

Games

Start

Games

Start

1991

7

July 21

13

July 30

 

1884

7

Sept. 8

6

Sept. 20

1898

7

May 21

6

May 28

1954

8

Aug. 24

6

Aug. 31

1962

8

Aug. 4

6

Aug. 11

 

1909

8

May 31

5

June 11

1920

7

Sept. 15

5

Sept. 23

1969

9

May 31

5

June 11

 

1931

10

Sept. 8

4

Sept. 17

1934

7

May 27

4

June 3

1961

23

July 29

4

Aug. 20

1970

7

Sept. 9

4

Sept. 17

1974

8

June 25

4

July 4

2011

8

Sept. 18

4

Sept. 25

2019

7

June 16

4

June 24

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>>> Before Thursday, the Phillies had hit just nine home runs all season on plate appearances on which the batter fell behind in the count by 0-2.

They then proceeded to hit two such homers (Maikel Franco, Jean Segura) in the span of five batters in the ninth inning to cap off the Mets series.

And by the way, the Scott Kingery laser single off the glove of Mets third baseman Todd Frazier immediately preceding Segura’s game-winner was on an 0-2 count.

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>>> Since July 13, 2018, the Phillies are 4-5 against the Marlins in Miami. Jake Arrieta has three of those four wins. He is scheduled to pitch Sunday.

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QUICKIE QUIZ ANSWER

>>> Michelle Akers had 10 goals to lead the entire tournament in the 1991 Women’s World Cup.