Shane Victorino and John Mayberry Jr. Kill Baseballs, Phils Beat Mets 9-4

Shane Victorino and John Mayberry Jr. Kill Baseballs, Phils Beat Mets 9-4

After a 10-run explosion on Monday, it was another powerful night for the Phillies offense on Tuesday as the offense blasted off for nine runs.

They first got on the board when the lethal right-handed swing of Shane Victorino hit a ball completely over the seats down the left field line. We've seen plenty of balls bashed towards the center field batter's eye and even the upper decks in right by the likes of Ryan Howard, but not a whole lot of guys kill balls down the line in left. It appeared as if Vic's ball actually landed in the concourse area where the new Harry Kalas statue now sits.

Not impressed with Vic's power prowess? John Mayberry Jr.'s home run later was apparently actually hit farther.

Vance Worley had a shaky first inning, but got out of a bases loaded jam and settled in nicely. Worley was fantastic for most of the night, finishing 7.0 innings of of work having given up just one earned run on 5 hits and a career-high 9 strikeouts.

Kyle Kendrick for the sweep tomorrow afternoon. Love the Mets.

[watch Victorino's HR] [watch Mayberry's 3-run HR] [Vic's 2-run triple]

Worley knocked in an RBI of his own (a WORBI!) and later scored as well.

Here's an amazing Worley fact courtesy of ESPN's Jayson Stark, "More from Elias: #Phillies have won 12 straight starts by Vance Worley. Longest streak for any team with any rookie in 25 years (Bobby Witt)."

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Union see 4-game winning streak end in shutout loss to Real Salt Lake

Union see 4-game winning streak end in shutout loss to Real Salt Lake

BOX SCORE

SANDY, Utah -- Joao Plata scored his first goal of the season and Real Salt Lake beat the Union, 1-0, on Saturday night to snap Philadelphia's club-record winning streak at four games.

Plata tapped in his goal in the 36th minute after quickly exchanging short passes twice with Jefferson Savarino. Tony Beltran got the play started by saving the ball just before it went over the goal line.

The Union (4-5-5) had a chance to tie it in stoppage time, but goalie Nick Rimando blocked Haris Medunjanin's belt-high free kick and Salt Lake (4-8-2) cleared it after a scramble in front of the net.

Union goalkeeper Andre Blake made seven saves.

Howie Kendrick makes 4th rehab appearance in Lehigh Valley

Howie Kendrick makes 4th rehab appearance in Lehigh Valley

Howie Kendrick on Saturday night made his fourth rehab appearance in Triple A during Lehigh Valley's 13-1 rout of the Louisville Bats in Allentown.

Kendrick went 1 for 5 with a run scored and three strikeouts. He also grounded into a double play and left two runners in scoring position.

It was his second rehab game playing third base. He played third during his appearance in the IronPigs' 8-4 loss Thursday to the Indianapolis Indians. He was 0 for 1 in three plate appearances with a run scored and was hit by a pitch twice (see story).

The Phillies' plan for Kendrick was to have him play a minimum four games at Lehigh Valley. He played left field in two games and third base twice. Pete Mackanin said Wednesday that Kendrick would also get a game at first base but he hasn't gotten a game at first yet.

There is a chance Kendrick could be recalled Sunday before the Phillies’ series finale against the Cincinnati Reds depending on how he feels.

Kendrick has been sidelined since April 15 with an oblique strain. In 10 games before the injury, Kendrick went 13 for 39 (.333) with five extra-base hits and four walks while exclusively playing left field.