Phillies Continue to Hammer Opponents

Posted: 19th September 2009 by Scott Eisenlohr in MLB
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The Phillies had a tenuous 5-3 lead heading into the ninth inning of last night's game against the Atlanta Braves. Brad Lidge was warming up in the bullpen. These days, any lead less than three runs is case for concern for any Phillies fans. Then it happened. The Phillies bats exploded to help the Phillies to a 9-4 win. Ryan Howard, shown above, staked the Phillies to a 3-1 lead with his 39th and 40th home runs, respectively. While Jason Werth's two-run hit extended the Phillies to a 5-1 lead in the top of the eighth, but Brian McCann's two-run home run cut the lead to two. Jimmy Rollins connected for his 19th home run of the year with two on and one out in the top of the ninth. Ben Francisco followed with a solo shot to put the Phillies up 9-3. Lidge sat down and Chad Durbin got up. ...

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