Six whole runs? I feel like a glutton. The big blows were a pair of two-run homers, one by Marcus (his first of the season) in the third to break a 1-1 tie, the second by LaRoche in the seventh that pushed the lead to 6-2.
Bobby benched Mondesi and Jordan in favor of Orr in left and Langerhans in right. The former doubled in the third to score in front of Marcus. Langerhans was 0-4 with three strikeouts. Orr hit second, Marcus third, and Chipper down to cleanup. Chipper was 1-1 with an RBI and was walked three times as the Phillies had no interest in pitching to him. Andruw got a hit! What’s more, it was a run-scoring double, and he also walked and only struck out once.
Hampton went 8 2/3, struck out four, walked three, and allowed seven hits. Pretty much what he’s done all season. Kolb only had to get one out to get the save and managed to walk the first man he faced, but actually managed to keep Thome from hitting a grand slam to tie the game.
The Marlins are winning late. If that holds up, they’ll be a game up on the Braves, Natspos, and Mets and two up on the Phillies… Tomorrow night, Hudson versus Wolf on TBS.