60 runs in five days
I devoted most of today's story to Brett Myers turnaround yesterday. I don't know if I've ever seen someone be so bad for one inning and then be so good for seven. But the Phillies offensive performance shouldn't get lost in the shuffle. They've scored 60 runs in the past five games, which is more than they'd scored in the 12 games leading up to that stretch. When this offense is clicking, it really is fun to watch.
As far as Myers goes, it remains to be seen whether this will be sort of a turning point. I asked pitching coach Rich Dubee last night if there was anyway Myers could take this performance and put it in a bottle and then use it for the rest of the season. "It's not that easy," he said. So we'll see.
Tonight, Cole Hamels is on the hill, so you have to figure the Phils have a decent shot at winning their sixth straight.
Here's the game story from last night.