Hey, A Road Winning Streak
Without Ryan anchoring the middle of the lineup, everybody is going to have to pitch in. That happened last night as Kyle won his third in a row. Offensively, everybody in the starting lineup but Wilson had hits. Monday, the bottom of the order was big. Last night, the top was big.
Domonic displayed his all-around skills and played a big role in the third straight win, something the Phillies haven’t done on the road since the middle of June.
Kyle was very good for the third straight game. Defensive plays by Brown and J-Roll helped big time.
Raul extended his hitting streak to 12 games, once shy of his career best with the Royals back in 2003.
Addition of Mike Sweeney gives the Phillies a veteran right-handed bat who can play first. Will Charlie use him every day? Or, will he platoon with Ross? Sweeney will wear #5, the first player to wear that number since Burrell departed. That will seem strange to see someone else in #5. Then again, Pat is wearing #9 in SF and he looks strange in that number.
Team flies home after tonight’s game, due to land around 3 a.m. Tomorrow begins 16 home games out of the next 19.
Out of town Alumni are arriving today and tomorrow.
Tickets are still available for the meet and greet tent parties on Friday night (Kevin Stocker and Ricky Jordan) and Sunday afternoon (Mike Lieberthal).
Wall of Fame ceremonies tomorrow night (7 o’clock), Alumni introductions on Saturday (6:30 p.m.) and Alumni Batting Challenge on Sunday (12:30 p.m.). Fans should plan on arriving early to catch all the action.