Notes From The Phillies’ 6-2 Win Over New YorkBREAKING NEWS, News, Phillies Thursday, March 13th, 2014
- Roberto Hernandez turned in a great start, going five innings, allowing no runs on just one hit and two walks. He lowered his ERA to 2.03.
- Jeremy Horst took over for Hernandez, and allowed two runs on to hits and a walk. Horst has allowed seven hits and five walks in just 4.2 innings of work.
- Brad Lincoln pitched a scoreless ninth.
- Ben Revere had another productive game at the top of the order, going 2-4 and scoring a run.
- Chase Utley went 1-3 and scored a run.
- Marlon Byrd went 1-3 with an RBI.
- Ryan Howard went 1-3 with an RBI and struck out twice.
- Tommy Joseph drove in two runs with a double.
- Domonic Brown reached base in all three plate appearances, going 2-2 with a walk.
- Darin Ruf went 1-4 with a double.
While the hitters still aren’t posting great numbers, they are showing some signs of progress.
Chase Utley and Ryan Howard still aren’t hitting for power, but at least they’re stringing together some hitting streaks.
Domonic Brown’s bases-loaded triple may have been enough to snap him out of his funk. Reaching base on all three appearances was an encouraging sign.
It’s also nice to see Tommy Joseph finally get on the board with a big hit. The Phillies aren’t going to get much from Will Nieves as the backup catcher, and it’d be to nice to believe that Joseph has a chance to come up here at some point this year and contribute.
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