|Team||W-L||R||R/G||NL Rank R||OPS (NL)||SB||CS|
|Team||W-L||RA||RA/G||NL Rank RA||Starter ERA||Pen ERA|
|ARI||21-10||125||4.03||3||3.86 (4)||2.43 (1)|
|PHI||18-14||137||4.28||6||4.31 (9)||2.66 (2)|
After the schedule-makers gave them the struggling Pirates, Padres and Giants all in a row you would have to think going to Arizona to face the Diamondbacks with their NL-best 21-10 record would be something of a shock for the Phils. If it was they didn’t show it. The pounded out 11 runs on 17 hits and took the first game of the four-game set 11-4.
The Phils won by seven runs, but the game wasn’t that close. Jamie Moyer outpitched fireballing prospect Max Scherzer and the Phils hit up and down their lineup. The first three in the order for the Phils went 6-for-14. At the bottom of the lineup, Jenkins, Feliz and Ruiz combined to go 8-for-16. The Phils scored 11 times without a home run.
The Phillies beat the Arizona Diamondbacks last night, winning 11-4 to improve to 19-14 on the season. The Phils are five games over .500 for the first time in 2008.
Moyer got the start for the Phillies and was fantastic. He went seven innings, allowing two runs on six hits. Two of the hits went for extra-bases, a triple and a home run. He struck out five and didn’t walk a batter.
With two outs in the first, Orlando Hudson singled to right and moved to second on an error by Jenkins. Conor Jackson flew to right for the third out.
Justin Upton singled to start the second with the Phils up 1-0. Mark Reynolds flew to center for the first out before Chris Snyder ripped a ball ticketed for left. Feliz made a great play at the line and threw to second to force Upton for the second out. Stephen Drew followed and tripled into the gap in right-center. Snyder scored to tie the game at 1-1. The pitcher Max Scherzer grounded to short to end the inning.
Moyer threw a 1-2-3 third with the Phillies up 5-1.
He struck out Upton and Reynolds in a 1-2-3 fourth.
And Drew in a 1-2-3 fifth.
Chris Young and Eric Byrnes started the sixth with back-to-back singles. It put men on first and second with nobody out for Hudson, who hit into a double-play. Jackson grounded to short for the third out.
Moyer started the seventh with a 9-1 lead. He got the first two before Snyder homered to left. 9-2. Drew struck out to end the inning.
Madson pitched the eighth and gave up a one-out single to Young, but got the next two to leave him stranded.
Condrey started the ninth, seeing his first action since April 27. In that time the Phillies called on Brett Myers to throw 121 pitches in a start and asked both Romero and Lidge to pitch four days in a row. If you’re going to have a problem, seventh guy in the bullpen is a nice place to have one. But the Phils need someone they are willing to put in the game when the score isn’t 11-2. Pinch-hitter Miguel Montero and Upton started the inning with singles. Reynolds was next and he bounced one into right. Jenkins failed to field the ball as he charged and was given his second error of the game. Montero scored to cut the Phillies’ lead to 11-3. With men on first and third and nobody out, Robby Hammock hit one to third and Feliz came home with the ball to get Upton for the first out. Drew loaded the bases with a single to left. Chris Burke hit a ground ball to second for the second out. Reynolds scored and it was 11-4. Young grounded to short to end the game.
Condrey’s ERA is up to 7.45 on the season after allowing two runs on four hits in the inning. He threw 17 pitches, Madson 11.
The Phillies’ lineup against righty Max Scherzer went (1) Victorino (2) Bruntlett (3) Utley (4) Howard (5) Burrell (6) Jenkins (7) Feliz (8) Ruiz. Werth again on the bench against the righty with Jenkins in right and Victorino in center. Ruiz catches.
Victorino led off the game with a double and Bruntlett followed and was hit by a pitch while trying to bunt. Utley grounded to first and Bruntlett was forced at second for the first out as Victorino moved to third. Howard flew to center and Victorino scored to put the Phils up 1-0. Burrell struck out to end the frame.
Jenkins started the second with a single, but Feliz and Ruiz struck out behind him. Moyer singled into left, moving Jenkins to second. Victorino grounded back to the pitch to leave both runners stranded.
In the third, Utley doubled with one out and Howard followed with a walk. Burrell struck out for the second out but Jenkins followed with a single into center. Utley scored to put the Phillies up 2-1. With Feliz at the plate a wild pitch moved Howard to third before Feliz smoked a ball at the feet of Drew at short. It bounced once and went off his glove for an error. Howard scored to put the Phillies up 3-1. Jenkins went to second, but he came around to score when Ruiz followed with a single up the middle. 4-1 with first and second and two down for Moyer. Moyer sliced a double down the left field line scoring Feliz to make it 5-1 and moving Ruiz to third. Victorino popped to short for the third out.
Utley walked with one out in the fourth, but Howard and Burrell went down behind him.
Feliz singled with one out in the fifth, but Ruiz popped to the catcher and Moyer flew to left.
Victorino and Bruntlett put runners on first and second with nobody out in the sixth when they started the inning with back-to-back singles. Utley flew to center, Howard flew to left and Burrell grounded to third.
Jenkins started the seventh with a single before Feliz flew out for the first out. Ruiz moved Jenkins to third with a single and Moyer hit for himself and bunted Ruiz to second for the second out. Righty Edgar Gonzalez walked Victorino intentionally to pitch to the righty Bruntlett. Bruntlett lined a ball into right-center and Upton dove for it and missed. It rolled for a while and Bruntlett had a three-run triple that put the Phils up 8-1. Utley walked to put men on first and third before Howard singled, scoring Bruntlett to make it 9-1. Burrell grounded to short to end the inning.
Feliz doubled with one out in the eighth and moved to third when Ruiz followed with an infield single. Dobbs hit for Moyer and hit a ball to center for the second out, deep enough to score Feliz and put the Phils up 10-2. Victorino fouled out to third to end the frame.
Utley doubled with one out in the ninth and moved to third on a ground out to second by Howard. Taguchi hit a ball to third that Reynolds couldn’t handle, Utley scored on the error to extend the lead to 11-2. Jenkins grounded to second for the third out.
Victorino was 2-for-5 with a double and a walk.
Bruntlett 2-for-5 with a triple and three RBI. Great day for Bruntlett, but he doesn’t belong hitting second. Even after the big day he’s hitting 231/333/308 as a number two hitter.
Utley 2-for-4 with two doubles and two walks.
Howard 1-for-4 with a walk and two RBI.
Burrell 0-for-5, struck out twice and left eight men on base.
Jenkins 3-for-6 with an RBI and two errors.
Feliz 2-for-5 with a double.
Ruiz 3-for-5 with an RBI.
Adam Eaton (0-0, 4.72) faces lefty Randy Johnson (1-1, 4.79) tonight. Johnson had a 2.70 ERA in his first three starts before he allowed six runs in four innings against the Astros on Wednesday. Lefties have one hit against him on the season, they’re hitting .083. Righties are hitting .286. Johnson only made ten starts in 2007, but two of them game against the Phils. In the two starts, which came on May 9 and May 30, Johnson went 1-0 with a 2.25 ERA. Eaton is still looking for his first decision on the year. He hasn’t allowed more than four runs in any of his six starts. His home runs are way down compared to last season, he’s allowed just three in 34 1/3 innings. Lefites are hitting .292 against him, righties .236. He made one start against Arizona last year and allowed three runs over seven innings on May 8.