Yes, you just read that sentence correctly.
The scuffling Phillies offense from Saturday carried into Sunday, but after breaking a 16-inning scoreless streak with a run in the eighth, Kratz and Galvis' heroics gave the Phillies (21-23) an improbable win and impressive series victory against the Reds (26-18).
Jonathan Pettibone continues to be an outstanding fill-in for the Phillies' rotation. On Sunday, he received a no-decision but went a career-high seven innings and allowed just one earned run. The Phillies are 5-1 in games that he has started and he has gone five or more innings and has given up three or fewer runs in all six of his outings.
Antonio Bastardo threw a scoreless ninth inning to notch his second win, while Justin De Fratus pitched a scoreless eighth.
The Phillies have not lost a series since May 1 and have won five of their last seven games against three teams with a combined record of 76-54 (.585 winning percentage).
Next up is three games in Miami against the Marlins before the Phillies' first series of the season with the Nationals.
Carlos Ruiz, who left Sunday's win in the top of the third inning with a hamstring strain, will undergo an MRI on Monday to learn the extent of the injury. Ryan Howard received a surprising day off agaisnt a righty starter (Homer Bailey) and it was because the Phillies' first baseman is dealing with a sore left knee. He will have a precautionary MRI on Monday and then fly to Miami to rejoin the team. When asked if he thought Howard would start Monday, Charlie Manuel said (per CSNPhilly.com's John Finger and John Gonzalez), “I don’t think so. I’ll be surprised, really, if he does.”
Here are the probable pitching matchups for the three-game set in Miami:
Monday -- Cole Hamels (1-6, 4.61) vs. Alex Sanabia (2-6, 5.00)
Tuesday -- Tyler Cloyd (0-0, 2.84) vs. Jose Fernandez (2-2, 3.48)
Wednesday -- Cliff Lee (4-2, 2.83) vs. Kevin Slowey (1-4, 3.44)