Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Altherr has career night, Phils dismantle Giants

Aaron Altherr had a career night last night with 5 RBI, pacing the Phillies to a 13-8 victory as late in the game clutch hitting took over for this Phillies team.

The score was tied 8-8 in the 8th and it looked like anybody's game at that time, the Phillies took advantage of some timely hitting when they needed it. Maybe the extra rest did them well, as they had off on Monday at home awaiting the series to start with the Giants on Tuesday.

Obudel Herrera and Maikel Franco had a great game as well, Franco went 4-4 on the night. Cameron Rupp added the topper, a 3-run HR to put the game out of reach for the Giants.

It was great to see this dormant offense finally wake up a little. Is this a trend or just a blip on the long season?

Johnny Cueto vs. Aaron Nola tonight at the ballpark. All eyes will be on Nola tonight as we continue to see if he is struggling or will bring out a gem on the mound for the Phils. Cueto is 8-1 with a 2.63 record on the road though, so the Phillies could have their work cut out for them.

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