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As 2009 Rolls Around, the Philadelphia Phillies Still Talk Mighty with Stick

Published by on May 8, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

The keys to the Philadelphia Phillies successful run for the 2008 World Series was an explosive offense and a lights-out bullpen.

Closer Brad Lidge blew his first game since 2007 early in the 2009 season and has been hampered by a knee injury. The offense, however, has been dangerously good.

As evidence, of the Phillies first 10 wins of the year, nine were come from behind. The team's formula for success this year, which finds them in first place in the east on May 8 with a 14-12 record, seems to keep a team to five runs, catch up and hold the lead for Ryan Madison and Lidge in the eighth and ninth, respectively.

And the most glaring offensive stat is that the Phillies are hitting .517...

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