Originally posted on Phillies Nation  |  Last updated 4/12/12

Courtesy AP

The Phillies offense finally came to life Wednesday night in a 7-1 win over the Miami Marlins.

Here are some assorted notes on the win…

• Roy Halladay out-dueled Josh Johnson to even up their personal Phillies-Marlins series, 2-2. His other win over Johnson came in that little perfect game thing he threw on May 29, 2010.

• Freddy Galvis is now tied for the team-lead with four RBI.

• Hunter Pence just keeps on raking. He’s 7-for-19 (.368) with a team-high 11 total bases, and he continues to scald singles up the middle.

• Speaking of raking, how about Carlos Ruiz? He’s 6-for-13 on the season with a double and a homer, and was 23-for-48 in the spring. Add it all together and Chooch is 29-for-his-last-61 for a .475 batting average.

• How amazing is Halladay, seriously? He’s allowed one run in 15 innings this season. Last year, he allowed one run in his first 21 innings. The season prior, he allowed one run in his first 19 innings as a Phillie. Talk about hot starts…

• The Phillies’ big inning was due mostly to errors. An error by the second base umpire calling Juan Pierre safe, an error by Giancarlo Stanton, poor fielding in left by Logan Morrison. There was also the lucky bounce off Johnson’s leg that gave Placido Polanco an RBI single to start the rally. But whatever, a scuffling offense’ll take it.

• The Phillies have a major league-high eight stolen bases and haven’t been caught once. Only one other team in baseball (Toronto) has one steal without being caught.

• Johnson is just off right now. He’s allowed 21 hits in 9.2 innings after allowing just 18 hits in 41 innings last April. The pitcher the Phillies faced Wednesday is not the man that has stifled them with a hard, heavy sinker in years past. Have all of the injuries sapped a bit of his effectiveness?

The saga continues Thursday as Joe Blanton makes his first start of the season against Marlins lefty Mark Buehrle. Only five Phillies have ever faced Buehrle. Polanco is 14-for-35 (.400) lifetime against him, as the two faced off quite a bit in the AL Central.

Buehrle has never pitched at Citizens Bank Park.

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