Sunday, May 16, 2010

Hoover, Victorino lead the Phils to victory

Injuries to Carlos Ruiz and Brian Schneider have forced the Phillies to put Paul Hoover in the lineup and behind the plate. Last night, he responded.

Hoover played a large role in the Phillies' 10-6 win over the Brewers, which locked up a series victory. His three hits, three runs scored and two runs batted in helped the Phils build a lead for Joe Blanton. Blanton, who picked up his first win of the season, was solid in his seven innings pitched. The long ball got him in trouble; two solo shots and a three run homer from Cory Hart in the seventh.

Shane Victorino had another strong game; three hits, four RBI and a home run. A four hit game from Placido Polanco and 17 hits for the Phillies overall kept Milwaukee's pitching staff off balance all night.

Tonight, the Phils look to sweep the Brew Crew with Cole Hamels on the mound against a struggling Doug Davis.

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