Audio Reports: Ryan Howard and Ben Francisco Talk About Phils offense

For the third time in four games, the Philadelphia Phillies offense scored in double digits in runs.Today, the Phils (6-2) knocked off the Atlanta Braves 10-2.

The big blow of the game came in the Phillies half of the seventh inning when Carlos Ruiz came through with a pinch-hit grand-slam home. An RBI double in the eighth inning gave Ruiz a career-high five RBI.

Phillies starting pitcher Roy Oswalt, who was in winless (0-3) in nine regular-season starts in Atlanta, got his second win of the 2011 season and his first against the Braves on their home field.

While the Phillies “Four Aces” starting rotation has received all the pre-season accolades for their start power,  some baseball observers wondered if the Phillies offense would be consistent enough to provide run support.  Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard said the only nayersayers came from outside the Phillies clubhouse.   Chris Murray has more…

Ryan Rap April 8

With the departure of Jayson Werth and an injury to Domonic Brown, rightfielder Ben Francisco is off to a solid start. Though he had a strong spring training at the plate, Phillies manager Charlie worried about Francisco’s  ability to play right field.  But Francisco is having a solid year so far on offense and defense. Chris Murray has the report.


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