The Phillies team was on a five-game winning streak going into last night's game with Arizona. On Tuesday night, that streak appeared to be in jeopardy. The Phillies pitcher, Cole Hamels, was not the same as his last start. He ran into trouble early, and hit two batters over the course of the game and walked 4.
The offense of the Phillies did not give up. Though they lost the lead in the sixth inning, they quickly regained it in the home half of the sixth inning--thanks to a Raul Ibanez RBI single, and a Ryan Howard home run. The Phillies took the lead after the 6th inning and never looked back after that.
Cole Hamels, pitched for five innings and gave up six hits but struck out eight on the night. Hamels only gave up 3 ER on the night before being lifted. If the Phillies had only waited the inning out, he would have been the winner of the game. The bullpen pitched the rest of the game for the Phillies, and won it for them in the end. Cole Hamels didn't pitch that badly, his record remains at seven wins and seven losses.
The offense star of the game was Ryan Howard, he had 3 RBI, and one home run. Other players picked it up to, Jason Werth went 2-3, and Carlos Ruiz did the same.
It will be Roy Halladay tonight, looking for his season leading 12th win of the year for the Phillies, his ERA remains a low 2.28.
That makes it six games in a row the Phillies have won. This is now their longest winning streak of the season, they have won five games in a row twice prior to this, including prior to last night's game.the team's longest losing streak is five games which happened May 22nd through May 27th.