Five things we learned from Phillies sweep of the Giants

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 09: Maikel Franco #7 of the Philadelphia Phillies bumps forearms with third base coach Dusty Wathan #62 after hitting a solo home run in the fourth inning during a game against the San Francisco Giants at Citizens Bank Park on May 9, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies won 11-3. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 09: Maikel Franco #7 of the Philadelphia Phillies bumps forearms with third base coach Dusty Wathan #62 after hitting a solo home run in the fourth inning during a game against the San Francisco Giants at Citizens Bank Park on May 9, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies won 11-3. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images) /
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PHILADELPHIA, PA – MAY 09: Maikel Franco #7 of the Philadelphia Phillies bumps forearms with third base coach Dusty Wathan #62 after hitting a solo home run in the fourth inning during a game against the San Francisco Giants at Citizens Bank Park on May 9, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies won 11-3. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images) /

The Phillies swept the Giants for the first time since 1982 this week at Citizens Bank Park. Here are five things we learned from the series.

Even just a month and a half into this season, the Phillies have already provided one roller coaster of a year. It started off poorly before the team hit their stride for a few weeks in mid-April. Things fell off again at the end of April.

Now Philadelphia is riding high again after a four-game sweep of the Giants. They scored 11 runs twice and got some great performances from their starting pitchers. Now they turn their attention to the Mets in a pivotal National League East series.

First, let’s take a look back at five things we learned from the Giants series.

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