Phillies defeat Dodgers 7-2
Phillies Tweetcap 4/25: Chooch does it again! His ninth inning heroics lead the Phils to a 7-2 win – and series victory – over the Dodgers.
— ThatBall’sOuttaHere (@FS_TBOH) April 25, 2014
Emotional reaction immediately after the game
Less emotional reaction after thinking about it a bit
Good pitching and clutch hitting appear to be a winning combination.
Philadelphia Phillies (11-11) at Arizona Diamondbacks (7-18)
Game time: 9:40 PM
Roberto Hernandez gets the ball for the Phillies, and he’s coming off a shaky start in Colorado. Hopefully, he fares better away from the thin air.
Arizona will counter with right-hander Josh Collmenter who began the season in the bullpen before shifting over to the rotation. He has not been especially impressive thus far as a starter, surrendering seven runs in ten innings.
Much like Hernandez’s previous start (a 10-9 Phillies win), this game has a chance to be a high scoring affair.
Link of Interest
The Phillies have already cycled through a few relievers in an attempt to find an effective bullpen. It’s looking more and more like they may need to seek help from outside the organization. A couple of the more intriguing names out there are Joel Hanrahan and Ryan Madson, although both players carry significant risks.
Tweet of Importance
Carlos Ruiz raised his OPS 258 points in four days. Phillies finish in Arizona against worst team in baseball. Primed for huge trip.
— Matt Gelb (@magelb) April 25, 2014
The Phillies have a chance to make this a very successful road trip. Will they take advantage?