A half-dozen quick stats that caught our attention recently ...
♦ Blake Bortles, the No. 3 pick in the first round chosen by the Jacksonville, threw for a career-high 404 yards and four touchdowns when Central Florida played Temple at Lincoln Financial Field last November. Wanna take a wild guess at which NFL stadium the Jaguars are set to open their 2014 campaign.
♦ Did anyone else of an advanced age find it funny that the first 18 picks of the NFL draft included a Clowney, a Martin and a Pryor.
♦ After being belted around by the Blue Jays’ bats this week, the Phillies entered their series in New York this weekend having been out-homered 40-24 on the season.
♦ The Phillies were 34-13 in Cliff Lee's first 47 starts (regular season and postseason) with the club ... They are 33-38 in his 71 starts since then.
♦ The Phillies’ 10-0 loss last Saturday was their third by that exact score in less than a calendar year.
♦ The Rockies went 21-for-42 with runners in scoring position in the first three games of their four-game home & home series against the Rangers last week.