3 takeaways from the Phillies' weekend series win against the Marlins

Here's what we saw this weekend from the Phillies.
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Bryson Stott is back

After being one of the regulars who got off to a slow start in the first month, second baseman Bryson Stott has been heating up. He used this weekend's matchup against the NL East rival Marlins as a launching pad to announce that he's officially back.

He didn't play Friday but made his presence felt in a big way on Saturday. Stott went 2-for-5 with four RBI. His line included a ridiculous bases-clearing triple in the sixth with the game tied 1-1. The ridiculous part? He turned on a pitch at his knees — not at knee level over the plate — literally, at his knees, and hooked it down the first base line into the corner.

He followed Saturday's performance with a 2-for-2 day on Sunday afternoon. He walked three times and stole a pair of the bags in the loss.

When you're going good, you're going good.

And Stott is going good right now. After starting the year hitting .210 with a .559 OPS up to April 27, he has come alive over the past week and a half. In his last seven games, he's hitting .455 with nine RBI and a 1.263 OPS.

He's also walking more than he's striking out, with 11 walks to six strikeouts since April 28. He struck out 17 times over his first 25 games with just eight walks.

“Sometimes you put a good swing on a bad pitch and things happen,” Stott said Saturday, per MLB.com's Todd Zolecki. “Sometimes you put a bad swing on a good pitch and things happen. I think I’ve always kind of liked the ball inside. I know my chase numbers are worse on the inside part of the plate. I like swinging at inside pitches, and I think that’s what the reports say so I see a lot of them. But being able to keep that ball fair was nice, especially in that situation.”