Phillies 9, Marlins 1
Game 67 - Tuesday Night, June 14th in Philadelphia
One Sentence Summary: The Phillies hit five home runs (two from Domonic Brown) and Cole Hamels pitched a gem in the 9-1 victory.
What It Means: Could the bats be waking up? The win improved the Phillies' record to 41-26 as the Marlins continued their downward spiral.
What Went Right: Hamels (9-2) pitched seven solid innings, giving up just the lone Marlins run on three hits. He left in the eighth with "middle-back stiffness," but all reports are that he's just fine. Five of the team's eleven hits were home runs, including two impressive shots from Brown. Ryan Howard, Chase Utley and Jimmy Rollins also joined the home run parade.
Featured Card: I haven't featured many of Brown's 2011 cards so far this season, simply because he really hasn't had the chance to shine yet. He looked great in this game, enjoying his first ever multi-home run game.
Field Report: My place of business held its annual Phillies outing, so I was there to witness the offensive barrage in person. The Phils are 7-3 in games I've attended this year. Upcoming vacations and July's road trips mean I won't be attending another game in person until late July.