It's been a race to the bat rack for more than a week for the Phillies.
Everybody wants a chance to hit.
The Phillies enter tonight's three-game series against the Florida Marlins, who have a half-game lead over the Phillies for first place in the National League East, at Citizens Bank Park hitting .349 (52 for 149) with 14 doubles, one triple and seven home runs and 48 runs (12 runs per game) in their last four games. They are hitting .329 (99 for 301) with 25 doubles, one triple, 15 home runs and 73 runs (9.1 runs per game) in their last eight games.
Manager Charlie Manuel often likes to ask passersby "What are you looking for, base hits?"
Hits haven't been hard to find lately, Charlie.
Just look at who's been hot for the Phillies. Yeah, it's been just about everybody:
Jimmy Rollins is hitting .308 (12 for 39) in his last eight games.
Shane Victorino is hitting .442 (19 for 43) during his 10-game hitting streak.
Chase Utley is hitting .375 (6 for 16) with three homers and 13 RBIs in his last four games.
Ryan Howard is hitting .333 (10 for 30) with four homers and 13 RBIs in his last eight games.
Pat Burrell is hitting .333 (6 for 18) with three homers and three RBIs in his last six games.
Geoff Jenkins is hitting .400 (14 for 35) with two homers and seven RBIs in his last 10 games.
Pedro Feliz is hitting .410 (16 for 39) with one homer and 10 RBIs in his last nine games.
Chris Coste is hitting .424 (14 for 33) with one homer and five RBIs in his last 10 games.