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Monday, July 6, 2009

Game 80: Phils score 22 runs; Hamels pitches well (43-37)

Well, no complaints from me tonight, obviously. The Phils scored 10 runs in the first inning, and 12 runs in innings 2 through 8. Impressive: it's the third time in two seasons they have scored 20 runs in a single game.

Cole Hamels pitched the first 7, while Tyler Walker pitched the 8th and Scott Eyre pitched the 9th. Charlie Manuel removed most of his starting lineup in the middle of the game after the Phils opened up a 15-run lead, and the Phillies' bullpen is now very well-rested for the final 6 games of the "unofficial" first-half of the season.

The Phillies had a +19 run differential for the season coming into today's game. They had a +21 differential in today's game.

The Phils look to take game 2 of the series tomorrow night at 7:05 pm when LHP J.A. Happ faces RHP Aaron Harang.

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