The Phillies soundly defeated the Reds 12-5 on Monday night. Every position player in the starting lineup came up with a hit. John Mayberry Jr came a triple short of the cycle as he recorded 3 RBIs. Ryan Howard and Erik Kratz added Home Runs as well. Roy Halladay was unspectacular, but got the W giving up 5 runs over 7.
The Reds put up some offense (12 hits) but ran themselves into several outs (3 that I can think of) and Mike Leake (as well as the Reds Bullpen) didn't pitch well - all contributing to the blowout.
Howard was one of the Philllies offensive heroes with a homer and an RBI single. This AB is not nearly as exciting - he was intentionally walked.
Good Guy Award
This is a 2nd GGA for Phillips who was signing autographs posing for pix within about 5 minutes of his first AB.
Bruce was 3-3 with a pair of RBIs. Chris Heisey also had 3 hits including a double for the bad guys. In the Photo above that is Erik Kratz behind the dish. He had another one of his mammoth Home Runs last night - He has 7 in 61 ABs this season.
Blurry shot here, but I wanted to mention that Rollins was honored by the Phillies pre-game for passing Larry Bowa in games played. Bowa was in the house to help mark the occasion.
We tried the Paninis($10) last night (behind sec 133). The Italian one was pretty decent. The chicken and Brocolli was way heavy on the cheese for me.