Billy-Ball Daily: 2007-7-18

7/18/2007
Billy-Ball Daily
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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

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THE PUMMELING PHILLIES
I was hoping to write something about the Phils other than their 10,000th defeat and on a silver platter the Phils had 26 hits last night as they defeated the Dodgers, 15-3.

Defeated, destroyed, demolished, da Dadgers.

Twenty-six hits. It’s incredible to think about.

Shane Victorino and Aaron Rowand had five hits each for the Phillies. Jimmy Rollins, Chase Utley, and pitcher J.D. Durbin had three apiece. Ryan Howard and Pat Burrell had two hits each.

Howard had two homers, while Rowand and Burrell had one apiece.

It was Burrell’s 200th homer of his career. It was Howard’s ninth career multi-homer game and second this season.

Victorino had a triple. Rowand had three doubles, Utley had two, and Michael Bourne had one.

The Phillies had 26 hits, for goodness sakes.

They had five hits in the 1st inning, two in the 2nd, none in the 3rd, six in the 4th, four in the 5th, two in the 6th, two in the 7th, two in the 8th, and three more in 9th.

They scored 15 times. Howard had four RBI, Utley three, Victorino and Wes Helms had two apiece

They left 14 on base. Utley who leads the league with 79 RBI left seven runners on base; Howard left six.

It was Durbin’s first major league victory and first major league hits. Durbin (1-2) allowed a run and six hits over six innings and struck out three in his third big league start. Prior to end of the second week of April, Durbin was released by Minnesota, Arizona and Boston.

Phillies pitchers have 33 hits this season, the most in the NL, four more than the staff totaled all last year.

The Phillies had 24 hits against the Dodgers on May 19, 1990, at Dodger Stadium in an 11 inning, 15-12 win.

This snapped, crackled, and popped the Dodgers’ season-high five-game winning streak.”It was extraordinary for something like this to happen to us,” Dodgers manager Grady Little said. “But at least nobody got injured.”

Mark Hendrickson gave up seven earned runs on 11 hits over three-plus hideous innings.

Eric Stults gave up four runs on eight hits over three ugly innings.

Rudy Seanez gave up two runs on two hits in one pitiful inning.

Jonathan Broxton gave up two hit and held the Phils scoreless in what must be construed as a brilliant inning.

Joe Beimel have up three hits and two runs (only one earned) in one less than brilliant inning.

This equaled the most hits allowed by the Dodgers since the franchise moved to Los Angeles in 1958. The San Francisco Giants also had 26 hits on May 13, 1958. The record for most hits allowed by the Dodgers is 27, by the Cincinnati Reds on June 8, 1940 at Crosley Field.

The Phillies lead the National League with 906 hits and 201 doubles and a .277 team average.

It was a glorious night for hits… The Dodgers had 14 of them, double-digits for the seventh consecutive game, and were led by three from catcher Mike Lieberthal, who in the night’s final irony, is a former member of the Phillies.

National League East
Team W L Pct. GB Home Road East Cent. West L10 Strk
N.Y. Mets 52 41 .559 – 26-20 26-21 18-15 15-6 11-13 6-4 W 1
Atlanta 50 44 .532 2