Yeah, so nothing unusual in this game. Aside from Kyle Kendrick pitching eight innings of shutout ball in Coors Field. And the Phillies won 5-0, backed by a pair of home runs from Ryan Howard.
This wasn't even one of those lucky-good starts for Kendrick. The dude was flat-out dealing, striking out a career high seven Rockies batters and walking two, allowing four base hits and throwing 117 pitches. David Herndon pitched a perfect ninth to close the game out.
The Phillies scored two runs in the top of the first off Rockies starter Aaron Cook, one on an RBI groundout from Chase Utley, the second on an RBI double by Hunter Pence. The Phillies would score two more in the fourth on Ryan Howard's first home run and a sacrifice fly from Brian Schneider. Ryan Howard would cap off the night's scoring with a solo home run in the top of the eighth.
The Phillies have reached 70 wins before they touch to 40 loss plateau. With the Braves' loss to the Nationals, the Phillies lead in the National League East now sits at eight games.