Single Digits (July 28)

A half-dozen quick stats that caught our attention recently ...

♦ The Phillies are now 3-10 in Roberto Hernandez’ 13 starts at Citizens Bank Park this season, even though he is holding opposing hitters to a .204 batting average there.

♦ Since July 10, Ryan Howard’s slash line against lefthanded pitchers is .454 / .500 / 1.091.

♦ Howard has a higher slugging percentage this season against LHP than RHP for the first time in his career. Check out his year-by-year HERE.

♦ The Diamondbacks are 4-15 in their last 19 games at CBP.

♦ If the baseball season ended after Sunday’s games, four California-based teams (Athletics, Angels, Dodgers and Giants) would be in playoffs.

♦ Dallas quarterback Tony Romo has had more back surgeries the last 14 months (two) than the Cowboys have playoff wins over the last 18 years (one).