Moyer Bounces Back In The Bronx

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Kevin McAlpin covers the Phillies for 97.5 The Fanatic.  You can follow him on Twitter (@kevinmcalpin).

Watching Jamie Moyer's last outing Friday in Boston probably didn't give you much confidence as he took the mound last night at Yankee Stadium.  Over eight innings, the 47 year old Moyer gave up just two runs on three hits, holding the potent Yankees line-up in check.  Offensively, the Phillies got it going in the second inning as Shane Victorino cleared the bases with a three run triple.  One inning later, Ryan Howard and Jayson Werth hit back-to-back solo homers for the first time this season.  With the win, the Phillies improved to 26-5 when scoring four runs or more. 

Tonight, Kyle Kendrick meets Andy Pettitte in the rubber match of the series.  Kendrick's last start was back on June 8th, where he was pulled after five innings, responsible for six runs on six hits (including two homeruns) against the Marlins.  Pettitte has been tremendous this season, off to an 8-1 start.  Friday night, Pettitte became just the third Yankee pitcher to win 200 games (joining Whitey Ford and Red Ruffing).

What to Watch For:  Can the Phillies offense continue the momentum of last night's win?  They'll have their work cut out for them against Pettitte.  The lefty hasn't allowed more than three runs in a start since May 20th when the Rays lit him up for seven.

Injury Update:  Jimmy Rollins went 1-3 in five innings last night in his second rehab appearance in Clearwater.  The Phillies want to make sure Rollins is healthy and would like to see him play a full nine innings before coming off the DL.

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  1. Glad to have real man in this city, who aren’t shaken when faggot hippies raid their locker rooms

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