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Phillies Nation Perfect Season: Mulholland dominates in Phillies win over Astros


Every day until Opening Day arrives, Phillies Nation will take a daily look back at a regular-season victory from that particular day in history that you can watch in full in lieu of live Phillies baseball. Think of it is as your daily Phillies watch recommendation.

June 9, 1993 – Phillies 8, Astros 0

The Houston Astros had no answers for Terry Mulholland on this date in 1993. The left-hander held the Astros lineup scoreless for all nine innings, good for his sixth complete game and second shutout of the season. Mulholland had command of the strike zone all night, throwing 79 strikes to just 27 balls while walking no batters. The Astros managed just six hits off Mulholland, who earned his seventh win of 1993 to bring the Phillies to 40-17 on the year.

Houston starting pitcher Pete Harnisch did not fare as well in this game. A second-inning home run off the bat of catcher Darren Daulton gave the Phillies the lead, and an RBI single by Mickey Morandini made it 2-0 to end the frame. Harnisch gave up four more runs, including three on home runs from Len Dykstra and Milt Thompson.

Jim Eisenreich added to the lead with a two-run home run off reliever Juan Agosto in the seventh, his third extra base hit of the game. The Phillies cruised past the Astros 8-0 behind the efforts of the offense and Mulholland, continuing their hot start to the season.

Astros Lineup

  1. Craig Biggio, second base
  2. Steve Finley, center field
  3. Jeff Bagwell, first base
  4. Eric Anthony, right field
  5. Ken Caminiti, third base
  6. Chris James, left field
  7. Scott Servais, catcher
  8. José Uribe, shortstop
  9. Pete Harnisch, pitcher

Phillies Lineup

  1. Len Dykstra, center field
  2. Mariano Duncan, shortstop
  3. John Kruk, first base
  4. Dave Hollins, third base
  5. Darren Daulton, catcher
  6. Jim Eisenreich, right field
  7. Milt Thompson, left field
  8. Mickey Morandini, second base
  9. Terry Mulholland, pitcher

You can watch the full game down below or by using this link. You can also watch it on your Smart TV or streaming device with the YouTube app. Just put “June 9th, 1993 – Astros vs Phillies” into the search bar and click on the video. 

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