Tim Hudson is a great pitcher. Lifetime 149-78 record, 3.48 ERA, 1.26 WHIP. When it comes to facing Ryan Howard though power prevails. Howard has punished Hudson, taking him deep 5 times in 34 at bats, batting .353 with an outrageous 1.287 OPS. If Doc Halladay is on his game tonight, The Punisher may single-handily provide enough offense for the win.
*The Phillies who have routinely been among the MLB leaders in stolen bases still have only 3 this season (tied for worst in the majors).
*The Phillies who have routinely been among the MLB leaders in strikeouts have struckout an MLB low 71 times.
*Despite a severe 3-game drought, the Phillies offense still leads the majors with 81 runs scored.