Phillies look like league leaders against Padres

July 06, 1993|By Allentown Morning Call

PHILADELPHIA -- Just when the Phillies were starting to look like the most inept group in baseball this side of the Florida Marlin grounds crew, the Wonder Boys of '93 resurfaced to bash and trash San Diego, 8-4, Sunday night for the benefit of ESPN's national TV audience.

Lenny Dykstra was the leading man in the offensive revival with three hits, three runs scored, two RBI and a walk.

Dykstra is hitting a robust .462 (12-26) over the past seven games to raise his average to a season-high .293 and his 76 runs scored paces the majors.

"When 'The Dude' gets things going for us, we're going to score runs," manager Jim Fregosi said.

"We knew everyone was watching us on TV tonight," Dykstra said. "We've been talked about all year; everyone knows we've been in a little skid. We knew they were watching. We played the way we are capable of. We looked like the team that we are."

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