Red Hot Phils Burn Cardinals

Friday, June 13, 2008 ·

The Cardinals got burned after the Phillies put up 20 runs on 21 hits to beat St. Louis 20-2. Kyle Kendrick pitched strong and the offense produced. The Phillies matched their season high in runs and set a new high in hits (previous was 19). Ironically, Aaron Miles, a 2nd baseman, pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning, the first of the night for the Phils.

Chase Utley, Ryan Howard, and Pat Burrell went back-to-back-to-back in the top of the first to give the Phillies a quick 3-0 lead. The 4th inning was filled with the most excitement with 9 runs and the Phillies batting around. Shane Victorino had 2 hits in the inning.


Ryan Howard impressed in his home coming, getting 3 hits. He had a solo bomb in the first and added a 3 run shot in the sixth. He finished with 5 RBIs and scoring 4 times. Reigning NL MVP Jimmy Rollins was the only starter to not record a hit tonight.

Kendrick (6-2) pitched 7 innings and gave up 2 runs and 1 earned on 8 hits and 1 walk, striking out 1. Rudy Seanez gave up 2 hits in the eighth and Condrey pitched the ninth.

The Phils expand their lead in the NL East to 3.5 games on the Marlins. The Phillies have also won 2 straight. Adam Eaton ((2-3, 4.62) will take the mound as he faces former Phillie Kyle Lohse (7-2, 3.92).

Notable Phils:
Victorino: 3-7; 2 runs; 1 RBI
Utley: 2-3; 2 runs; 3 RBIs; HR (22)
Howard: 3-5; 4 runs; 5 RBIs; 2 HR (17)
Feliz: 3-5; 2 runs; 1 RBI; double
Ruiz: 4-6; 1 run; 4 RBIs; 2 doubles (7)
Kendrick: 7 innings; 8 hits; 1 BB; 1 K; 1 HR

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