The Phillies started the week with a win against the Nationals that capped a sweep of the Nats over the weekend.
They then had Monday off, so no action there.
After Monday, they yet again continued their extensive road trip all the way to Cincinnati. They then proceeded to win 2 out of 3 games in the series to continue their dominance on the road. Over the whole season, the Phils have gone 14-5 on the road, and in the last 10 games, they have went 7-3.
Let’s try to recap the Reds series. Game one pitted Phillies ace Cole Hamels against Johny Cueto. Hamels got the win, and continued the Phils winning ways.
Ryan Howard hit a solo homerun, and Jimmy Rollins, Chase Utley, and Raul Ibanez all registered RBI’s. Hamels only allowed 5 hits, and 3 runs overall. Final: 4-3 Phils
The 2nd game of the series had Jamie Moyer pitching against Aaron Harang. Harang was absolutely filthy, as he dominated the Phils, and in the process, quieted their bats. The Phills only scored 1 run. Meanwhile, Moyer only let up 3 runs, and kept the Phils in the game, but when jamie was taken out, the bullpen gave up 2 more runs to put the Phils in an even deeper hole. The Phillies only run came off of a Raul Ibanez solo homerun (of course). Final: 5-1 Reds
For the last game of the series, the Phils sent out Joe Blanton to face Micah Owings. Blanton dominated early, but the wheels fell off in the 5th, with Blanton giving up 5 runs. The bullpen took over from there, and ended the threat. The Phils came alive after they were silenced in the previous game. They scored 12 runs, and dominated every pitcher that the Reds threw at them. Ryan Howard, Chase Utley, Raul Ibanez, and Greg Dobbs all connected for homeruns, and Jimmy Rollins registered his 300th stolen base, and 1,500th hit. Final: 12-5 Phils
The Phils continue their road trip tonight against the New York Yankees. The Yanks are in the midst of a 10 game win streak, and the Phils are also red-hot, so this should be a very exciting series featuring lots of homeruns. Let’s go Phils!