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Phillies Nation Perfect Season: Utley and Howard hit back-to-back homers in win against Padres


June 1, 2009 – Phillies 5, Padres 3

The first-place Philadelphia Phillies entered the month of June as one of the best offensive teams in the league. They led the National League in home runs thanks to the power trio of Chase Utley, Ryan Howard and Raúl Ibañez. The three combined for 42 home runs through the first two months of the 2009 season.

Ryan Howard and Chase Utley were key members of the 2009 Phillies. (Christopher Szagola/Icon Sportswire)

Utley and Howard struck again as back-to-back home runs from the pair in the fifth led the Phillies to victory:

Joe Blanton, who threw seven innings and earned the victory, also gave up back-to-back home runs to Adrián González and Scott Hariston. Brad Lidge earned his 13th save of the season.

Phillies Lineup

  1. Jimmy Rollins, shortstop
  2. Shane Victorino, center field
  3. Chase Utley, second base
  4. Ryan Howard, first base
  5. Raúl Ibañez, left field
  6. Jayson Werth, right field
  7. Pedro Feliz, third base
  8. Carlos Ruiz, catcher
  9. Joe Blanton, pitcher

Padres Lineup

  1. Tony Gwynn Jr., center field
  2. David Eckstein, second base
  3. Adrián González, first base
  4. Scott Hairston, left field
  5. Brian Giles, right field
  6. Kevin Kouzmanoff, third base
  7. Nick Hundley, catcher
  8. Josh Wilson, shortstop
  9. Kevin Correia, 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 “PHI AT SDN – June 1, 2009” into the search bar and click on the video.

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