Notes From The Phillies’ 10-5 Win Over AtlantaBREAKING NEWS, News, Phillies Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
- Roberto Hernandez pitched six innings, and allowed five runs on eight hits and five walks.
- Hernandez was given a two-run to lead to work with before he took the mound, but quickly spit it back up by allowing the Braves to put up four on him in the bottom of the first.
- Hernandez would settle down after that, allowing just one run over his final five frames.
- Ryne Sandberg continued to shuffle his lineup around, batting Cesar Hernandez leadoff and giving Jimmy Rollins and Carlos Ruiz the day off.
- Hernandez responded with a three-hit game, going 3-6 with a double.
- Wil Nieves batted second, and also went 3-6, supplying the team with two doubles.
- Ryan Howard continued his productive play, going 2-5 with a walk and drove in two more runs.
- Chase Utley went 2-6 with an RBI.
- Marlon Byrd went 3-5, driving in three runs. Byrd had an RBI single in each of the first two innings, and tacked on a solo homer later in the game.
- Domonic Brown went 3-5 with a double.
- John Mayberry started again in center for Ben Revere, and went 1-4 with three RBI’s. Mayberry worked a walk with the bases loaded in the first inning, and hit a two-run single in the second.
- Reid Brignac went 0-4, but drew a bases-loaded walk in the fourth.
- Antonio Bastardo pitched a scoreless seventh.
- Ken Giles made his third appearance of the year, striking out two in a scoreless eighth. Giles returned to finish up the game in the ninth.
The Phillies closed out a sweep of the Braves with a strong all-around performance.
Six players registered multi-hit games today, five of those guys had three hits. Everyone in the order produced in some way on the score board, whether it was scoring a run or driving one or more in.
The Phillies have now gotten themselves out of the N.L. East basement, and are 4.5 games behind Washington for first place.
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