- A.J. Burnett was able to stay hot on Saturday, going six innings and allowing just one run on three hits. Burnett struck out seven, and walked two.
- For the second straight game, the Phils were able to jump out to a three-run lead in the first inning. This time it came off of a three-run shot from Ryan Howard, his sixth of the year.
- Cody Asche had another productive game at the plate, hitting a solo homer in the second inning. It was Asche’s first since Opening Day.
- In the fourth inning, the Phillies knocked in another run thanks to a pair of doubles from Domonic Brown and Carlos Ruiz.
- Marlon Byrd came up with a bases-loaded two-run single in the fifth inning.
- Jimmy Rollins went 4-5, all four hits were singles.
- Tony Gwynn started for Ben Revere in center, and went 2-4.
- Mario Hollands pitched the seventh inning, and allowed a run.
- Mike Adams pitched a scoreless eighth inning, one night after allowing three runs to blow Friday’s game.
- Antonio Bastardo worked the ninth inning.
A.J. Burnett has been the stopper for the Phillies.
Pitching through his hernia, the veteran continues to be the team’s strongest starter. His ERA is down to just 2.06, and he’s coming up large in big games.
The Phillies will face the Nats on Sunday without the services of Cole Hamels, who is down with the flu. Roberto Hernandez will get the call in the rubber match.