Phillies Conquer Braves

Tuesday, July 1, 2008 ·

The Phillies poured it on early and then late to beat the Braves 8-3. A team that has been inconsistent and an offense that has been piss-poor, it was nice to see shades of the April/May Phillies.

Kyle Kendrick took the mound and pitched well. He went 6 innings and gave up 3 runs on 7 hits, 2 walks, and struck out 2. Romero looked a little shakey in the 7th, Gordon pitched a quick 8th, and Lidge struck out 2 in the 9th.

Every starter but Ruiz and Feliz got a hit. The other 7 starters had 2 hits apiece, highlighted by home runs from Pat Burrell and Shane Victorino. Geoff Jenkins added a double.

The Phillies did most of their scoring in the 3rd inning, after a Burrell homer in the 2nd. Jimmy Rollins led off with a single and Victorino followed with a two run shot of his own. Chase Utley, Ryan Howard, Burrell, and Jenkins all singled with Burrell and Jenkins driving in Utley and Howard, respectively.

The Phillies had a scare in the 7th when Kendrick was pulled after giving up 3 runs. Greg Norton drove in Jeff Francuer and Brent Lillibridge. Norton moved to third after a groundout by Gregor Blanco and a couple batters later, scored on a ground out by Mark Texiera. Luckily the Phillies got out of inning.

In the top of the 9th, the Phillies added 3 more runs to the lead, using base hits and walks. Lidge pitched a good 9th to earn the Phillies the win.

The Phillies will hopefully continue their domination of the Braves tomorrow as Adam Eaton takes the mound. He is 206 with a 4.86 ERA. He will face righty Jorge Campillo. He is 3-2 with a 2.54 ERA.


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