The Phillies received seven good frames from Cole Hamels, while the offense delivered 14 hits, as the Phils posted a convincing, bounce-back victory over the Padres in Thursday's makeup game.
Jayson Werth and Pedro Feliz led the way offensively, going a combined 6-for-10, while Raul Ibanez knocked the wind from the Pads' sails for good with a two-run double in the fourth. Carlos Ruiz went yard for his fifth homer of the season. After yesterday's ugly loss, it was good to see the Phils rebound with their ace on the hill, who was mostly solid aside from a sloppy fourth. The Phils jumped to 15-2 in their last 17 to go 15 over .500, as they continue to toy with the also-rans of the National League. ... In other news, Pedro Martinez made 60 pitches in a bullpen session. Lefty Sergio Escalona, who was called up to the Phillies several times this season, was sent from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to Double-A Reading. Reliever Pat Overholt replaces Escalona at Triple-A. Escalona started Tuesday's game for the IronPigs in place of Kyle Kendrick and allowed five runs in two innings.