MIAMI (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies began slowly this season and then got worse, which made their fast start on Wednesday a surprise.
First pitch was at 12:10 p.m. and the Phillies were ready, scoring twice in the first inning and totaling a season-high 20 hits to beat Miami 10-3 and win a road series for only the third time this season.
It was an energetic effort that belied the Phillies’ 32-61 record.
“That’s what this team is — full of energy,” said Tommy Joseph, who had three hits. “I don’t think we get enough credit for how well we act as a team and how well we get along. There’s a lot more energy than people believe. Today we were able to show a little bit of that.”
Rookie sensation Nick Williams had the first two triples of his career , and with two RBIs became the fourth Phillie since 1913 to have multiple hits and multiple RBIs in four consecutive games. Daniel Nava tied a career high with four hits , and seven Phillies had at least two hits.
By contrast, Miami (42-51) looked like a team intent…