Saturday, August 30, 2014
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Livin' by the long ball

The Phillies entered last night having scored half of their 94 runs by way of home run.

Livin' by the long ball

The Phillies entered last night having scored half of their 94 runs by way of home run.

That's 50 percent, the second-highest ratio in the National League.

Jayson Werth went yard again last night.

Chase Utley didn't, snapping a streak of five straight games.

Pat Burrell's three RBI leave him one short of the Phillies record for RBI in the month of April. Von Hayes set that mark in 1989.

We're leaving Denver and the Rocky Mountains behind, trading them in for the land of brats and beer.

Here's a look at tonight's match-up:

LHP Cole Hamels (2-2, 1.86) vs. RHP Dave Bush (0-3, 7.02)

ABOUT THE PHILLIES: Hamels and Bush squared off on Aug. 4 last season in Milwaukee. Both took no decisions in a 6-5 Brewers win. Hamels allowed 4 runs on 4 hits in 7 innings. Bush allowed 5 runs on 8 hits in 5 innings. . .Pedro Feliz and Pat Burrell both have 2 home runs in their career off of Bush. . .Hamels allowed 5 runs on 8 hits in 7 innings and took the loss in his last start, a 6-4 loss to the Mets.

ABOUT THE BREWERS: Bush allowed 3 runs on 6 hits and took the loss in his last outing, a 6-1 loss to the Cardinals. . .Prince Fielder is 1-for-9 in his career off of Hamels. Ryan Braun is 2-for-3 with a home run. . .The Brewers beat the Cardinals 9-8 yesterday to snap a two-game losing streak. . .Fielder has struggled early this season, hitting just .250 with 1 homme run.

David Murphy Daily News Staff Writer
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