Big Bats Go Boom

The Phillies completed a 3-game sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks with a 12-3 win tonight behind the big bats and big arms of the team.  Ryan Howard hit a 3-run homer for the second night in row; Jayson Werth has also gone back to back games with home runs, hitting one tonight and 2 last night.  Even Carlos Ruiz brought the big stick with a solo shot in the 6th.  Hang onto your hats; it’s an earthquake at Citizens Bank Park!

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And then do not forget about the huge bats of Phillies pitchers:  Joe Blanton had 2 hits plus a sac fly for an RBI in the game.  Cliff Lee had 2 hits in his start last night, starting the streak of hot pitcher’s bats.  All that, and they both pitched well too!  Tonight, Blanton went 8 innings allowing 3 runs on 10 hits; one of those runs came after Ben Francisco missed an easy fly ball, so maybe that one should not have happened.  But Francisco had 2 RBI in the game as well, so all is forgiven.

The Phillies bullpen must be wondering when they will ever be used again.  8 innings tonight from Blanton, a complete game yesterday from Cliff Lee and the day before that, Pedro Martinez and Jamie Moyer pitched all 9 together.  And then how about the day before that?  It was an off-day.  So that is 4 straight days of total boredom for the pen, except for Chad Durbin who pitched the 9th inning tonight.  And I am still not counting Moyer as a pen guy since he pitched 6 innings in his relief effort; it was just about the same as a start for him.

So the Phillies will load the bus tonight and travel to New York to begin a long 4-game series with the Mets at Citi Field.  Game time tomorrow is 7:10pm with Cole Hamels on the mound.  Speaking of Cole, is it just me or….

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Ok, maybe not so much ;O)  But thank you for humoring me.

Photos by Jenn

 

*Read more about the Phillies at my other home page, Phightin’ Phils Phorum in the My Team Rivals network*

 

 

5 Comments

Four game series w/ the Mets? Don’t you mind 4 game sweep of the Mets? Hahaha. Bangers ball these days… love the Beavis pic… very fitting.
–Jeff
http://redstatebluestate.mlblogs.com/
http://mtrredstatebluestate.com

No, not just you – I can see Beavis!

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

That comparison of Cole Hamels and that cartoon guy was great. And Jayson Werth has been a powerhouse lately.
-Dillon
http://dillonm.mlblogs.com

You are a good blogger! And nice Beavis and Cole picture there. Cole and Beavis were rocking loud! :) I bet philly loves Cliff Lee, I know we did.
http://tribewithted.mlblogs.com/

At least your bats didn’t go “Boom, Boom, Pow!” I’m over that song. What is up with your pitchers knocking the ball around the park? I think there are some clubs who could use that kind of offensive production from their every day players!
http://raysfanboy.mlblogs.com

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