How Sweep It Is

May 27, 2007

Having swept the Braves in Atlanta for the first time since 1995, the Phillies return home for seven games, starting with a Memorial Day 7:05 evening game tomorrow.  The 1995 broom was a four-game series.  Last three-game sweep in Atlanta was way back in 1986.

Since starting the season 4-11, the Phillies are 21-13.

Hatfield Phillies Franks Dollar Dog Night is on tap tomorrow, a fitting end to the holiday weekend.

Left-handed starters have given the Phillies trouble and they face two in the next three games against the Diamondbacks, Doug Davis tomorrow and Randy Johnson on Wednesday night.

Hot Month
Cole Hamels improved his May record to 5-1.  He started with a 6-4 win in Atlanta on May 1 and won today in his final start of the month.  During the month, Hamels has recorded 49 strikeouts. Hamels joined Jobn Smoltz atop the NL with seven wins each.

Numbers
Ryan Howard was reinstated from the DL on Friday and made his presence felt, a double, two homers and six RBI . . . Shave Victorino was 8-15 in the series . . . Jayson Werth drove in five runs on four hits on the 4-2 trip . . . Jimmy Rollins sat out the last couple of innings today, ending a streak of having played every inning of the first 50 games . . . Phils have won eight of their last 11 home games.

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