The Phillies have continued their winning ways last night by a 3-2 score over the Cincinnati Reds. The win total now stands at 84 on the season and there is more than a month left to play.
Cole Hamels returned to the mound, and looked sharp. Cole pitched 6.0 innings and struck out 7 in the game, and only gave up 2 runs. Hamels didn't get credit for the win last night, but his return possibly signaled that he is ok and not going to lose any starts for now.
The Reds have been a team that looked like it was going places, but this season the team hasn't lived up to it's good play of last season. The attendance last night reflected that with only 21,000 plus fans in the stadium to watch baseball in the Queen City.
The Phillies lead on the Atlanta Braves is 6.5 games as we near the end of August. The Braves have been having a great season of their own and have shadowed the Phillies now for a month solid and seem like they are maintaining their great season with a 79-54 record so far. The Phillies play the Braves a total of 6 more times incuded in those games is the Phillies ending the regular season there in Atlanta for the final three regular season games.
Roy Halladay is scheduled to start tonight, he is looking for his 16th win on the year. He will face Bronson Arroyo, and his strange high kick delivery for the Reds. Arroyo is 8-10 for the Reds this year so far.