Phils rediscover connection between scoring runs and winning games
Updated: April 12, 2009

By Zaki,

After days of trying to win without scoring runs and relying on the other team to issue walks with the bases loaded, the Phils won their second game of the season by downing the Rockies 8-4.

Brett Myers once again proved that if you just take away all of the bombs he gives up — now six home runs allowed in two starts — he could easily be considered the single most dominant pitcher in the entire universe. Myers won his first game of the year by surrendering only four runs and one walk  in seven innings while striking out six.

Shane Victorino made his case for a shot at the leadoff spot by going 3-for-5 with a walk and two runs scored while the 2007 NL MVP Jimmy Rollins turned in a 1-for-5 day raising his season average from .111 to a seductive .130.

“Jimmy’s our tablesetter and I’m not trying to take his job or anything like that,” Victorino said. “Even though batting behind him in the order really is starting to feel like batting behind the pitcher. So, I kind of feel like our leadoff hitter anyway.”

The Phils will take on the Rockies in the series finale on Sunday at 3:10 pm.

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