Phillies Show on Opening Day, Lineup Is Offensive

Posted: 6th April 2010 by Scott Eisenlohr in MLB
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The 2009 Philadelphia Phillies team hit 10 home runs more than the year before and scored 21 more runs and had 26 more RBI. The offense led the team to its second straight National League pennant. They fell short in six games to the New York Yankees, but heck, Chase Utley tied Reggie Jackson's record of five home runs in a single World Series. You ain't seen nothing, yet. Monday's 11-1 thrashing of the Washington Nationals on Opening Day was no mirage. Sure the team will go into funks, but no more less than 10 runs scored in a week. Batting Placido Planaco second and Shane Victorino seventh paid big dividends. Palanco went 3-5 with six RBI and Victorino was 1-5 with an RBI and run scored. The big man, Ryan Howard hit a two-run bomb in the fourth inning. Sure, this was not the Yankees the P ...

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