Things were looking bleak as the Phillies limped into their weekend series with arch-rival New York Mets. The Phillies were sitting at 9-14 and 7.5 games behind the Atlanta Braves on Friday. They desperately needed to right the ship and get back on the winning track. The Phillies responded by doing just that, improving to 12-14 with 4.5 games separating them from the Braves who dropped a weekend series to the Detroit Tigers. After going 3 and 5 over the eight game home stand by splitting the series with the Cardinals and losing 3 out of 4 against NL Central leading Pittsburgh Pirates the Phillies got back on the winning track.
Kyle Kendrick was first up on Friday night; he proceeded to throw a complete game shutout scattering 3 hits (Watch video here). Dillon Gee went toe-to-toe with Kendrick for 5 innings by not allowing the Phillies to score either. They would get to Gee in the sixth with a Michael Young single (Watch video here) and a big 3-run homer from Ryan Howard (Watch video here). That was all Kendrick would need as he picked up his second win on the young season. Kyle has been the Phillies most consistent starting pitcher thus far pitching to a 2.41 ERA over 33 and 2/3 innings. The Phillies continued to step on the gas Saturday afternoon at Citi Field.no comments