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Apologies for the lack of game threads lately. All of us have been quite busy and/or under the weather lately. In our absence, however, we have been treated to an offensive explosion as the Phillies have scored 13 runs in their last two games against the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Phillies were held scoreless through eight in the first game, but managed to cross the halfway point of a nine-run comeback in the ninth inning. In the second game, Laynce Nix was the hero, going 3-for-3 with a home run and a long single that was almost a homer as well. Pete Orr, surprisingly, knocked in three with a bases-clearing triple as well.
Thankfully, the arduous West coast trip ends today at 3:40 PM as Cole Hamels opposes Trevor Cahill. Hamels is off to a great start, as expected and is looking to bring the Phillies home on a positive note. If the Marlins lose tonight against the Mets, the Phillies could finally get out of the NL East cellar!
- Juan Pierre, LF (.318 2012 wOBA)
- Placido Polanco, 3B (.207)
- Shane Victorino, CF (.364)
- Hunter Pence, RF (.325)
- Laynce Nix, 1B (.431)
- Pete Orr, 2B (.457)
- Carlos Ruiz, C (.310)
- Freddy Galvis, SS (.250)
- Cole Hamels, SP