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Phillies Offense Explodes In Shortened Win vs Cards

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The rain didn’t stop the Phillies offense from being en fuego tonight.

In a rain-shortened game, the Phillies offense exploded for eight runs in Friday night’s contest against the Cardinals. They scored five runs in the first, an outburst that began with a walk–yes, one of THOSE–by Chase Utley. On the mound, Roy Halladay threw a second solid game in a row, giving up just two run over seven innings.

GOOD NEWS OUT OF BOSTON

This isn’t game related, but deserves to be mentioned. The 2nd suspect in the Boston Marathon terror attacks has been taken into custody–alive. This is a huge sigh of relief for everyone. The police did a fantastic job and they deserve the utmost praise.

THE STREAK IS OVER

The horrendous streak of games without a walk came to an end in the first inning when Chase Utley walked with two outs. Kevin Frandsen later drew another walk to lead off the bottom of the third. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that the Phils offense scores some runs when they draw walks. It also helped that they got extra base hits from Jimmy Rollins, Humberto Quintero, John Mayberry Jr, and Ben Revere (!!!).

HALLADAY SOLID AGAIN

Is Roy Halladay out of his funk? For the second game in a row, he pitched 7+ innings while giving up < 2 runs. His pitch speed was again a positive, and he dominated the Cardinal hitters all night. He gave up only two hits–both via solo home runs. Here’s his line: 7 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2BB, 6 K. Can’t blame this one on a bad opposing offense. It’s good to see Doc pitching well again, and he lowered his season ERA to 6.04. (It’s hard not to chuckle at that)

The Phillies are back at it again tomorrow night with Lance Lynn on the mound for the Cardinals and Cliff Lee on the mound for the Phillies.

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