Tonight was all about the long ball. In game two of this Phillies-Brewers series, a total of six home runs were hit. However, the game only had a total of nine runs, and three of those runs were not off of home runs. So that means all of the homers were solo? You better believe it. Tonight was certinly not a good night for either Roy Halladay, or his counterpart Dave Bush, but it was also not a very high scoring game. A strange mix, that in the end was just what the Phillies needed to earn their 5th straight victory.
The game started just as I advertised, Roy faltering first, giving up two solo shots in the 2nd to Prince Fielder and Alcides Escobar. That would make the game 2-0. However the Phillies would strike back with two homers of their own the same inning, back to back shots from Ryan Howard and Jayson Werth. That would knot the game up at two runs apiece.
The solo homers wouldn't stop there, as Corey Hart would slam another solo bomb the very next inning. The Phillies would stop the solo shots in the 3rd with a Chase Utley single scoring Jimmy Rollins. The game's scoring would come to a pause until the 7th inning, when Corey Hart would hit his second solo home run of the game. The Phillies would answer yet again, scoring two runs on a sac fly, one on the sacrafice, and one on an error.
The game would end with a score of 5-4. Brad Lidge would close out the 9th, so there goes the theory of him being replaced. The Braves would also win, so there goes my theory of them being streaky at the moment. The only theory still remaining of mine is the pitching will win games by itself for the Phils. We will know if that's true tomorrow when Kyle Kendrick takes the mound for the Phillies against former Phillie Randy Wolf.
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