Notes From The Phillies’ 9-7 Win Over MilwaukeeBREAKING NEWS, News, Phillies Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
- Kyle Kendrick did not pitch very well (allowing seven runs on 11 hits over 5.2 innings) but still managed to earn a win.
- Kendrick initially buried the team by allowing five runs to score on a couple of home runs in the first inning, but settled in after that to throw four scoreless innings before allowing two more in the sixth.
- The Phillies’ offense shocked the world by coming out of the gates on fire, scoring seven runs in the first three innings.
- Chase Utley put the team up in the first inning with a sac-fly RBI that scored Ben Revere.
- In the second inning, a couple of singles from Marlon Byrd and Cody Asche combined with a walk from Domonic Brown loaded the bases with none out. Koyie Hill singled home a run, and then Ben Revere knocked in two with a ground-rule double. Utley capped off the scoring with a two-run single.
- Domonic Brown tacked on a run in the third with a solo homer, and then singled home two more runs in the fifth.
- Justin De Fratus got the final out of the sixth inning, and the first out of the seventh.
- Jake Diekman struck out two to get the team through the rest of the seventh.
- Ken Giles allowed two hits, but still delivered a scoreless eighth.
- Jonathan Papelbon earned his 21st save of the year.
A two-game winning streak? Nine runs in one night? Production from Domonic Brown?
The stars must have really aligned for this team last night. But all dogs have their days, I suppose.
Its good to see Chase Utley go through a bit of a resurgence. Utley has a home run and five RBI’s in the last two days, and he’s got his average back into the .290’s. Assuming the Phillies do in fact plan on doing the sensible thing and selling at the trade deadline, Utley is one of their strongest chips.
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