A little late, but extremely explosive.

Monday, May 26, 2008 ·


The Phillies offense exploded yesterday during the 6th and 7th innings to pound the Astros 15-6. It was a game that at one point looked dismal because Cole Hamels did not have his best stuff and the Astros jumped out to a 6-4 lead.

The Phillies did not quit though as they hit 11 of their 16 hits off Houston relief pitchers, Fernando Nieve, Wesley Wright, and Dave Borkowski. The 11 hits included a home run by both Pat Burrell and Chase Utley, their 14th and 15th of the season respectively. Even Cole Hamels joined the hit party as he recorded 2 of their 5 hits off starter Chris Sampson, including a RBI single. Ryan Howard was the only Phillies starter not to get a hit. For a full listing of how they scored, click the jump.

Top 2nd - Geoff Jenkins 2-run home run, 3-2 Astros
Top 3rd - Chase Utley sac fly, 3-3
Top 4th - Cole Hamels RBI single, 5-4 Astros
Top 6th - Pat Burrell home run, 6-5 Astros
Top 6th - Carlos Ruiz RBI single, 6-6
Top 6th - Jimmy Rollins ground-out, 7-6 Phillies
Top 6th - Shane Victorino 2-run double, 9-6
Top 7th - Pedro Feliz RBI single, 10-6
Top 7th - Greg Dobbs pinch-hit 2-run triple, 12-6
Top 7th - Shane Victorino RBI single, 13-6
Top 7th - Chase Utley 2-run home run, 15-6

The Phillies now come home for a ten game homestand against an injury-plauged Colorado Rockies team, the first place Florida Marlins, and the Cincinnati Reds.

Jamie Moyer faces off against Jorge De La Rosa tonight.

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