Friday, April 11, 2008

Pat the Bat leads the Phillies over the Cubs

I'll admit that I spent most of my evening watching the Flyers fall to the Capitals, but I also spent a fair amount of time checking in on the Phillies. After falling behind 2-0 in the first inning, the Phils battled back to earn a much needed win over the Cubs 5-3.

With Jimmy Rollins sitting out yet another game, the Phillies needed someone else to step up, and Pat Burrell was the man today, collecting two hits and knocking in three runs. Burrell started the scoring for the Phillies with a two-run bomb in the 4th inning, and he also finished the scoring by notching the game winning RBI on a double in the 6th. Burrell has been a real bright spot for the Phillies this season, collecting 4 home runs and a batting average of .400.

On the pitching side, after a rocky start, Brett Myers settled down to give the Phils 8 solid innings. He gave up three solo homers but very little else. Brad Lidge came in and pitched well to lock down his second save of the season. The Phillies were able to do their damage offensively off of Carlos Zambrano, widely considered one of the top pitchers in the game.

Highlights courtesy of Comcast SportsNet:

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