Phils Continue Late Season Surge as Kendrick Shuts Down Marlins

The Chris Murray Report

By Chris Murray

For the Chris Murray Report

If the Phillies somehow get into the postseason and they make into the National League Division Series, the starting rotation will be tough to handle when you consider the Phils have Cole Hamels, Roy Halladay and Cliff Lee.

And the way Kyle Kendrick has been pitching for the Phillies, there are not too many teams that want to face him either. Thanks to a career-high eight strikeouts for the 28-year-old righthander, the Phillies continued their late-season surge with a 3-1 victory over the last place Miami Marlins at Citizen’s Bank Park.

The Phillies are currently on a five-game winning streak including nine out of their last 11 games. With 21 games left, the Phillies are 5 ½ games behind the St. Louis Cardinals for the second National League Wildcard spot. The Phillies (70-71) are just one game below .500.

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