Monday, July 6, 2009

Phillies show Reds real Big Red Machine in 22-1 rout

Wow, now that was an annihilation. The Phillies destroyed the Reds on Monday night, scoring 10 runs in the first inning en route to a 22-1 drubbing. Anytime you have a game like this, there are always crazy stats and records being broken. Here are just some interesting tidbits from the game:

-This win was the first time the Phillies won a game by more than 20 runs since 1894

-The 10 runs in the first inning tied a team record

-The Phillies scored 8 of their runs in the first inning with two outs

-The 22 runs were the most by a Phillies team since they beat the Mets 26-7 in 1985

-The 22 runs set a new stadium record for Citizens Bank Park. The previous high was 20, by the Phillies, against the Rockies last season

-The Phillies run differential before the game was +19. After the game, it more than doubled to +40

-Every Phillies starter had at least one hit, including Cole Hamels, who had two

-Every Phillies starter had at least one run or one RBI

I am sure there are many other interesting stats and records that came out of the game, but I'll stop there. By the way, Shane Victorino, who is currently in second place in the vote for the final spot in the All Star Game, went 4 for 5 with two doubles and a homer, 4 RBI, 5 runs scored and a walk. He needs to be in the All Star Game after putting up that line, vote now!

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