Vintage Ryan Howard came to play today, as he finished with three hits and two RBIs while also walking once. BSB favorite Chase Utley also had a good day, recording two hits and picking up an RBI. Finally, offseason acquisition Marlon Byrd had a great day at the plate, going 3-5 with 3 RBIs and an 8th inning home run off of David Hale.
After managing to sweep a road series for the first time since April of 2013, against a division rival nonetheless, the Phillies are now just 4.5 games back for the division lead as of the time of this writing. As they say in Dumb and Dumbe, "So you're saying there's a chance?" If they keep winning and the teams in front keep falling, I guess there remains a chance. However, they need to make a big push and soon, before RAJ decides to actually go through with the proposed fire sale.
Next Game: Thursday June 19, 8:15 pm @ St. Louis
By: Dan Goggin
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