Williams Wins Again
- Updated: August 31, 2014
Right-handed starter Jerome Williams is quietly putting together an impressive resume for the Phillies to consider for their 2015 pitching rotation.
Since joining the Phillies, Williams is 3-0, and has not allowed more than two runs in any of his four starts. As the replacement after Roberto Hernandez was traded to the Dodgers, Williams has been all the Phils could hope for and more.
He held the Mets in check last night, charged with just two runs on four hits. He struck out three and walked three, but finished with yet another quality start that gave his team a chance to win.
As for the offense, Marlon Byrd got the Phils on the board first with a solo home run in the top of the fifth inning.
The Phillies broke the game open the next inning with a five run sixth inning. They did so on seven hits, all of them singles. Ryan Howard notched two of his three runs batted in on the night with a bases loaded single to give the Phils a 3-0 lead. Dom Brown, Carlos Ruiz & Cody Asche each also came through with RBI singles in the inning to give Philadelphia a 6-0 lead.
The Mets managed to chase Williams in the bottom of the seventh inning, scoring twice. That would be all from there, as the Phillie bullpen allowed one hit and one walk in 2.2 innings pitched as a unit.
Howard got the Phils their seventh run with a sacrifice fly in the ninth for a 7-2 lead. With his three RBIs last night, Howard now has 84 on the year, good for fourth in the National League.
Asche totaled three hits on the night, and Ruiz and Jimmy Rollins each had two. The team as a whole out-hit the Mets 12-5 on the night.
The Phils look to take the weekend series at Citi Field this afternoon with A.J. Burnett on the mound. First pitched is slated for 1:10 pm.
Stats Courtesy of TheScore.com
Photo Courtesy of SI.com