THIS ISN’T LAST YEAR…
Well the Phils find themselves back at the .500 mark once again. This game was up and down for the Phils. Kendrick wasn’t pretty today giving up 5 ER over 5 IP on 2 home runs. The Phils were down 5-2 in the 6th inning when Jayson Werth led off the inning with an inside the park home run to center field. This wasn’t a cheap home run either, he hit the ball 415 feet and it bounced off the bottom of the wall and kicked away from Taveras. Next up was Chase Utley who continued his hot streak by homering to right field off Redman chasing him from the game. Utley this game was 2-5 with a double, a HR, and 1 RBI. On the season he is now hitting .354 with 9 homers (leads MLB) 18 RBI, with a .430 OBP, he is jsut on fire.
Later on the Phils took the lead 6-5 on a bases loaded double by Carlos Ruiz. Ruiz is now 3-4 with the bases loaded this season while the rest of the team is 1-21, that is kind of sad. Condrey pitched a scorless 6th, Seanez a scoreless 7th, Gordon a scoreless 8th, and Lidge a scoreless 9th with 2 Ks. So the Phils bullpen continues to shine.
To everyone’s surprise T.J. Bohn, after pinch running for Burrell, came up with men on second and third and got a double to score 2 runs and get the Phils ahead 9-5. Go Bohner! So Phils look for their first sweep tomorrow albeit a 2 game sweep but a sweep none the less people and also trying to get above .500 for the first time this season in 700 tries. So last year was last year and this year the Phils hopefully own the Rox all year. See you tomorrow for the game preview Brett Myers vs. Jeff Frances, who is struggling early 0-3.