Phillies 7, Marlins 1
Game 5 - Wednesday Night, April 11th in Philadelphia
Record - 2-3, 2nd Place in N.L. East, 1 1/2 games behind the Nationals and Mets
One Sentence Summary: The Phillies offense waited until the team's fifth game to show up, banging out 14 hits and 7 runs on the way to an enjoyable victory.
What It Means: Freddy! Freddy! Freddy! The offense lives! All is right with the world.
What Went Right: The Phils put up a five-spot in the third, highlighted by a two-run double from rookie second baseman Freddy Galvis. He had unfairly been the source of constant criticism from a fickle fan base since the start of the season, so it was nice to see him get the big hit. Hunter Pence (.368), Shane Victorino (.353) and Carlos Ruiz (.462) all had multi-hit games, with Ruiz hitting the first Phillies home run of the season at Citizens Bank Park in the seventh. Jimmy Rollins also had two hits and came around to score twice.
Roy Halladay improved to 2-0. He threw seven strong innings, allowing just a run on five hits while striking out three.
Featured Card: I still haven't added Galvis' sole "official" card to my collection - his 2009 Bowman Chrome Prospects card - but I have a few more of his minor league cards that I can show off. Along with his 2011 Topps Pro Debut card, this is the other Galvis card in my collection from 2011.