Before the game last night, Phillies analyst Ricky Bottalico correctly predicted the team's offense was going to explode. On the night Pedro Martinez made his Phillies debut, here's a quick run-down of the offensive damage done:
Jimmy Rollins: 2 for 4 with a 3-run home run in the 4th inning
Shane Victorino: 2 for 5 with a 2-run home run in the 3rd inning and a full beer dropped on him as he caught a fly ball in deep center field
Chase Utley: 3 for 4 with a double
Raul Ibañez: 3-run home run in the 4th inning
Don't look now, but the Phils' most effective relief pitcher is none other than Chan Ho Park. Chan Ho entered the game in the 6th inning following Pedro's departure and proceeded to record nine straight outs on just 26 pitches.
The team goes for the 3-game sweep this afternoon at Wrigley as Cliff Lee takes the mound for his third start as a Phillie.