Phillies 8, Marlins 1 (Game 1)
Game 68 - Wednesday Afternoon, June 15th in Philadelphia
One Sentence Summary: Riding a six-run third inning and a fine performance from Kyle Kendrick, the Phillies blasted the Marlins for the second game in a row, 8-1.
What It Means: Hooray for the offense! The Phillies are now 42-26.
What Went Right: Jimmy Rollins and Wilson Valdez enjoyed big days at the plate. Rollins finished with four RBIs, including his three-run home run in the third. Rollins' big hit followed Valdez' bases-clearing triple a few batters earlier.
Kendrick (4-4), who may be heading back to the bullpen following this start, pitched seven strong innings, allowing just a run on five hits while striking out five.
Featured Card: I still need to find some time to update my Topps Series 2 wantlists . . . This is Rollins' base card featured in Series 1 from way back in February. Rollins is wearing the alternate day uniform the team wore this afternoon, before changing into their normal home white pinstriped uniforms for tonight's game.