Phils Lay the Tomahawk on the Braves

Sunday, June 8, 2008 ·

I had to mute the TV several times to avoid hearing that annoying Tomahawk Chop. The Phillies put the Braves tomahawks away as they pulled out their brooms to sweep Atlanta.

Shane Victorino does it again! He capped off a phenomenal series in Atlanta with the game winning RBI double in the ninth inning. The Phillies as an offense exploded that inning scoring 3 runs to beat the Braves 6-3.

Ryan Howard went 3 for 5 with 3 doubles and 4 RBIs. Victorino went 3-5 as well with 3 runs scored and 1 RBI. Howard now has 11 doubles and he brought his average up to .214, a still struggling number.

Adam Eaton got the start but didn't get the decision. He went 6 innings, giving up 3 runs, 2 on a Mark Texiera home run, on 8 hits, 2 walks, and striking out 2. His ERA dropped slightly to 4.62.

Chad Durbin pitched 2 innings, striking out 2, to earn his 2nd win from the pen. Brad Lidge pitched a quick 1-2-3 ninth to record his 17th save.

The Phillies have now won 4 straight and are 15 and 4 in their last 19 games. They stay 3.5 games ahead of Florida and Atlanta drops to 6.5 games to the Phillies.

Next series probables @ Florida:
Tues 6/10 - Myers (3-7; 5.13) vs Nolasco (5-4; 5.05)
Wed 6/11 - Hamels (6-4; 3.36) vs Miller (4-5; 5.65)
Thur 6/12 - Moyer (6-3; 4.56) vs Olson (4-2; 3.44)

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