Twelve runs for the Phillies last night, which was nice to see given the recent offensive struggles. Twelve turned out to be more than they needed. Usually is. The Phillies are 25-0 this season when they scored more than seven runs in a game.
Here’s the Phils’ record for this year and last year based on the number of runs they score in the game:
I’ve mentioned this before, but the Phillies need to score four runs in a game before they have much chance to win. At least they have over the last two seasons:
And, of course, the Phillies do really well when they score a ton of runs like they did last night. Since the start of the 2005 season they are 107-1 in games when the score more than eight runs. Guess who was pitching for the Mets in the one game the Phils have lost in the last five years when the scored more than eight runs?
This article breaks down the bonuses in Moyer’s contract based on the amount he pitches.