Friday, June 18, 2010

Phils exact revenge from Yankees, take series

In a rematch of the 2009 World Series, the Phillies took two of three from the Bronx Bombers in Yankee Stadium. This was a huge series for the Phils.

Both teams were headed in opposite directions, while the Phillies struggles have been well documented, the Yankees were rolling.

After dropping the series opener, with Roy Halladay on the mound, the Phillies looked primed to be swept.

But two unlikely arms silenced the hot Yankee bats as Jamie Moyer and Kyle Kendrick looked spectacular on the mound in 6-3 and 7-1 victories respectively.

The Phillies roughed up A.J. Burnett on Tuesday, much like they did in Game 5 of the World Series. He lasted just 3.1 innings, allowing six earned runs. Moyer bounced back from his debacle against the Red Sox to pitch eight solid innings.

Last night, Kyle Kendrick and Andy Pettite pitched seven strong innings. But the Phillies extended their 3-1 lead against Joba Chamberlain, who allowed three runs without recording an out.

There were a ton of positives to take from this series. The Phillies won an Interleague series on the round from the defending World Champs, the bullpen was excellent, two starters delivered brilliant performances, they won two games in a row and the offense 13 runs over those two games among other things.

The Phillies look to keep the momentum rolling against the Twins this weekend.

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