Cesar Jimenez came on and tossed a scoreless frame in the seventh after the Phillies lead had grown to 9 to 2 in the sixth. J.C. Ramirez, who returned from the minors to help a depleted bullpen came on for the eighth and showed why he had been sent to Triple A. Ramirez allowed a three run home run to narrow the Phillies lead to 9 to 5. Jake Diekman would finish the game off with a scoreless ninth, as Halladay and the Phillies picked up the win.
The Phillies staked Doc a nice lead in the bottom of the first as they plated four runs. Darin Ruf singled home a run before Cody Asche doubled home two more. Kevin Frandsen would drive in one more in the inning on a groundout and the Phillies offense would continue to produce following an exhausting 7 hour game. John Mayberry Jr. would plate another two runs in the fourth, on his tenth home run of the season. The Phillies would extend their lead in the sixth with a Chase Utley pinch-hit RBI single and a Roger Bernadina double to drive home two more, as they cruised to victory.
The win gave the Phillies their second series win in a row after struggling mightily since the All Star break. It was the Phillies sixth win in their past eight games, as they continue to look rejuvenated under interim manager Ryne Sandberg.
The Phillies will now visit the Mets for a four game series. Cliff Lee will take the mound as the Phillies open the series with their division rivals.
By: Kyle Babcock
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