As bad as it looked for the Phillies in the past few games, we found out last night that the Phillies are indeed a good team and are still in firm command of first place in the NL East. It was the return of Chase Utley, and the largest crowd ever at CBP in Philly. Chase didn't have any hits but maybe his presence help spark the Phillies to break out the bats.
Ruben Amaro issued his stern warning that we've heard before from him. "Things will change if the offense doesn't start reappearing" or similar words to that effect. I am not sure if that puts his warning back on the shelf with what happened last night or he just keeps that phrase handy when things start to go wrong with the team.
It's the anniversary of the first night game ever in the MLB, it happened way back in 1935 on May 24th. The game was in Cincinnati and the Reds won over the Phillies by a score of 2-1 way back in 1935.
Tonight's game is the second of 4 games with Cinncy at home. It features the Phillies up and coming star pitcher, Vance Worley and the Red's Johnny Cueto. Cueto has faced the Phils before and he has been tough against us. Cueto was 12-7 with a 3.64 ERA last year overall.