Notes From The Phillies’ 4-1 Win Over MiamiBREAKING NEWS, News, Phillies Friday, May 3rd, 2013
- Another strong start for rookie Jonathan Pettibone. Pettibone enjoyed his best outing yet, tossing 6.1 innings and allowing just one run on five hits. The rookie’s lone blemish was a solo home run given up to Donovan Solano in the fourth inning.
- The Phillies offense scored four runs, three of which came on solo home runs from Chase Utley, Ryan Howard, and Domonic Brown. The lineup has struggled against Ricky Nolasco in the past, but tonight they were able to tag him for a couple of runs.
- Howard also hit his ninth double of the year.
- Ben Revere got the start in centerfield tonight, and picked up an RBI single.
- Delmon Young went 1-3, and hit his first double of the season.
- Antonio Bastardo took over for Pettibone in the seventh. The lefty allowed two walks, but was able to get through the inning without allowing any runs to score.
- Mike Adams gave up a hit and a walk, but made it through the eighth inning to earn his third hold of the year.
- Jonathan Papelbon earned his fifth save of the season.
It’s nice to see Jonathan Pettibone continue to pitch well as the team’s fifth starter.
The Phillies have won all three of his starts, and Pettibone himself has earned a winning decision twice. Although his opponents haven’t been the most imposing lineups that the National League has to offer (Pittsburgh, New York, Miami), he’s pitching very well right now and he’s earning his keep.
The Phillies offense have supported their fourth and fifth starters fairly well throughout the season. They need to start consistently doing the same for the pitchers at the top of their rotation. Cole Hamels goes for his second win of the season tomorrow in the third game of the series.
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