Phillies hitters also put up some big runs early to jump on Cubs starter, Ryan Dempster. Scoring two runs in the first, three in the second, and tacking on another run in the third, the Phillies were up 6-0 before Chicago got through their lineup once. The Phils banged out twelve hits against the Cub on Wednesday with Jimmy Rollins leading the way with three of them. Rollins was 3-for-5 with 3 RBIs, 4 runs scored, and 2 home runs. Rollins hit his home runs from each side of the plate becoming the first Phillie to do that since 2001 when Tomas Perez did it against the Montreal Expos. Rollins became only the third player in team history to hit a homerun from both sides of the plate in the same game joining Steve Jeltz along with Perez. Michael Martinez had another good day going 2-for-5 with two runs scored and another RBI. And Ryan Howard was 2-for-3 with 2 RBIs, a run scored, and a walk.
Overall, the Phillies rebounded nicely from their Monday night loss and slow start Tuesday. With their win on Wednesday, the Phightins have won eight consecutive series and haven’t lost a series in over a month. The Phils are off today and open up a four game series with the Padres at home tomorrow night. This is the first game of a 10 game home stand for the Phillies. A pair of lefties will take the hill tomorrow night with Cole Hamels going for the Phillies and Corey Luebke for the Padres.
Friday 7:05: LHP Cole Hamels (11-5, 2.71 ERA) vs. LHP Corey Luebke (3-3, 2.57 ERA)
Saturday 4:10: RHP Kyle Kendrick (5-4, 3.34 ERA) vs. RHP Mat Latos (5-10, 4.02 ERA)
Sunday 1:35: RHP Roy Halladay (11-4, 2.57 ERA) vs. RHP Tim Stauffer (6-6, 2.83 ERA)
Monday 1:05: LHP Cliff Lee (9-6, 2.83 ERA) vs. RHP Aaron Harang (7-2, 3.19 ERA)