Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Phillies finally beat Rockies

The Phillies finally proved they could be the Rockies. Unfortunately this was just a meaningless game in April, but the Phils still pulled out a nice come-from-behind victory over the team that smoked them in the playoffs last year.

Thanks to another shaky outing by Kyle Kendrick, the Phillies trailed early, but their offense came alive to dig themselves out of the 3-run deficit that Kendrick created. Trailing 5-2 in the 6th inning, the Phillies offense exploded for 7 unanswered runs, led by homers by Chase Utley and Jayson Werth. Utley's homer was his sixth in his last five games, and Werth's was of the inside-the-park variety. Carlos Ruiz also hit a double with the bases loaded in the 8th inning to drive in the game winning run.

The bullpen proved to be effective once again tonight. Following Kendrick's mediocre five innings of work, the 'pen pitched four scoreless innings where they gave up only one hit and struck out five. Clay Condrey, Rudy Seanez, Tom Gordon and Brad Lidge all looked unhittable in shutting down the Rockies. By the way, Seanez still sports an ERA of 0.00 after 7 innings of work and new closer Lidge also has yet to give up an earned run in 8 innings this season.

The Phillies wrap up their short two game series with the Rockies tomorrow looking for their first three game winning streak of the season.

Footage of Jayson Werth's inside-the-park home run:

No comments: