Pouring base hits
The warm weather returned to Citizens Bank Park and the offense came with it.
The ball seems to really carry during warm temperatures and tonight was no different. Jimmy Rollins finished a double shy of hitting for the cycle and Chase Utley hit a tape-measure home run that kissed the top of the batter’s eye in dead center field. It was estimated at 460 feet.
Adam Eaton survived a rocky start to pick up a win. Several times he topped out a 94 mph on the gun on several of his seven strikeouts.
A walk-up crowd of over 4,000 turned out for the April 15 rescheduled game. Eight days ago it poured. No rain tonight. It poured base hits for the Phillies.