The Stat Line of the Night – 9/8/10 – Ryan Howard
The Philadelphia Phillies and the Atlanta Braves are neck and neck in the race to capture the National League East. The Phils hosted the Marlins last night needing a win to maintain their slim lead atop the division. Ryan Howard broke out his whoopin’ stick in a big way.
The big man go the Phils on the board first in the first inning when he singled home Shane Victorino and Chase Utley to give the Phils a 2-0 lead. In the 4th he jacked his 28th homerun of the season, a three-run shot that made it 7-0. He finished off the scoring for the Phils in the 7th when he got his third hit of the game, driving home Victorino again.
In total Howard was 3-5 with the homer, a run scored and 6 RBIs. The Phils won 10-6 and held their half-game lead over the Braves in the East. Ryan Howard has The Stat Line of the Night for 9/8/10.