Phillies 13, Mets 8
Game 97 - Friday Night, July 19th in Flushing
Record - 49-48, 2nd Place, 6 1/2 games behind the Braves
One Sentence Summary: The offense awoke from its All-Star break slumber, pounding out 15 hits and defeating the Mets, 13-8.
What It Means: It means the Phillies started the second half off right, and they're now in sole possession of second place.
What Went Right: Chase Utley tripled and homered, driving in three runs. Domonic Brown had three hits, including a solo home run to begin the seven-run third inning. Michael Young also contributed a three-run home run in the third.
Featured Card: With the way the Phillies have played the last few weeks, and considering their offensive output last night against the Mets, it's looking more and more likely as if the team won't hold a sell-off this month. That's good news if, like me, you're an Utley fan. I went back to 2009 for this Utley card, which is the short-printed version of his 2009 Topps 206 base card.