Pat Moving Up

Tonight’s Lineup
Rollins, ss; Utley, 2b; Burrell, lf; Howard, 1b; Victorino, cf; Dobbs, 3b; Werth, rf; Ruiz, c; Blanton, p.

Good pitching and timely hitting, a combination that has eluded the Phillies most of this month, did the Dodgers in on a FOX telecast yesterday.

Friday night, the bottom of the lineup produced.  Yesterday, it was the top.  The top (J-Roll, Chase, Pat and Ryan) is where the Phillies fate rests.  If they get as hot as they were cold, there will be a lot of smiles in the Delaware Valley the rest of the season. 

Moving Up
Pat is moving up on the three of the  Phillies all-time offensive categories:
Home Runs
548 Mike Schmidt
259 Del Ennis

Runs Batted In
1,595 Schmidt
1,286 Ed Delahanty
1,124 Ennis
984 Chuck Klein
957 Sam Thompson
892 Sherry Magee

Extra-Base Hits
1,015 Schmidt
667 Delahanty
643 Klein
634 Ennis
585 Abreu
539 Magee
534 Johnny Callison

Beijing Numbers
Shortstop Jason Donald was the leading hitter for USA, .381 (8-21).  He had one home run and five RBI in eight games.  C Lou Marson hit .308 (4-13).

Both will rejoin the Reading Phillies tomorrow or Tuesday.  The USA team returns home tonight to Washington, DC, with bronze medals.

Donald and Marson have had some kind of season: Futures Game, AA All-Star Game, Olympics and Eastern League All-Star team.







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