If you decided that you were going to go to bed last night instead of watching the Phillies, you picked the wrong night. Behind six RBI’s and even a great catch from Delmon Young, the Phillies won 16-1 over the Dodgers. Take your time and re-read that last line as long as it takes to sink in. Delmon Young six RBI’s. Delmon Young great catch. The 2013 Phillies score 16 runs, not in a week, but in one game. Yeah, it was one of those things that you had to see to believe.
The Phillies got after Dodgers starter Chris Capuano early and often. In 3.2 innings pitched, Capuano gave up seven runs, five of which were earned, including four RBI’s to Delmon Young in the first two innings. Even after Capuano left, the Phillies added on nine more runs, on homeruns from Michael Young and John Mayberry, and even an RBI single from John Lannan. Offensively the Phillies exploded for what feels like the first time since about 2009 tonight, and it was fun to watch every second of it.
Despite having his first RBI of the season, John Lannan’s night was even better on the mound, as he tossed seven innings of one run ball. Lannan scattered just five hits over the seven innings, and while he got great support, he looked pretty solid for a number five tonight. ‘
So basically if you didn’t watch, shame on you. Delmon Young, John Mayberry, and John Lannan helped the Phillies to throttle the Dodgers. And if you are still stuck on the second sentence of the post, you aren’t the only one.