Morning Phil Up – 4/19/2014 – Are the Philadelphia Phillies bats back?
By Mike Lacy
May 18, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Cody Asche (25) hits a three run home run in the seventh inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
Phillies defeat Reds 8-3
Emotional reaction immediately after the game
They scored runs again!!!
Less emotional reaction after thinking about it a bit
I was worried that Saturday’s offensive outburst was a fluke, but maybe it was a genuine awakening. Let’s see if they can continue the hot hitting.
Jimmy Rollins started things off right with a leadoff homer. Cody Asche busted things open with a three-run shot in the 7th.
Tony Cingrani was the second straight Reds starter to get knocked around by the Phillies’ lineup.
The Phillies have yet another off-day. This will be their third in the past week.
Link of Interest
Rant Sports – Hamels has plenty of work left to become one of the Phillies all-time greats
Cole Hamels‘ 100 career victories prove that he’s a good pitcher and was a wise draft choice by the Phillies. But the fact that he mixes in some clunker starts may show that he still needs to do some work if he wants to be considered one of the team’s all-time greats.
Tweet of Importance
So maybe the key is to have it rain more during the week?