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 10: Odubel Herrera #37 of the Philadelphia Phillies hits an RBI single in the fifth inning during a game against the San Francisco Giants at Citizens Bank Park on May 10, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies won 6-3. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images) /

Odubel Herrera keeps on hitting

The Phillies got plenty of strong performances in this series, but Odubel Herrera’s was easily among the best. After Thursday, his on-base streak now sits at 39 games.

Herrera started off the series by driving in five runs with two home runs. He then picked up another RBI and two hits in Tuesday’s game. He went hitless but drew three walks in Wednesday’s win. Herrera then finished off the series with two RBI singles and a double Thursday.

Overall this year, Herrera has a .353/.420/.541 line with 23 runs batted in. He has a 166 wRC+, 9.3 percent walk rate, and 15.3 percent strikeout rate for the season. Herrera now easily ranks as the team’s best hitter.

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