clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Victory! Phillies 9, Astros 6

New, comments

The Phillies are now 4-1 for the first time since 1993.  That's all well and good, but let's hope this season doesn't end that way and is more like the 2008 season in which they started 2-3.

Jamie Moyer had an awful third inning but got the win thanks to the bizarre accounting system Major League Baseball uses to assign wins to pitchers.  But hey, after half a century in the big leagues, Moyer's not complaining about those rules.

Nor will he complain about an offense that put up double-digit hits for the fifth straight game and that scored 9 runs.  Ryan Howard, Jayson Werth, and Shane Victorino each drove in 3 runs, and Jimmy Rollins got another walk, giving him 7 on the season.  He didn't have that many last year until mid-May.

As we've said before, this is a very easy game when you score like the Phillies do.  Time to finish the Astros off with a sweep tomorrow.  With Roy Halladay pitching, I like our chances.

Discuss as you wish.