With Lenny Dykstra nursing his sore lower back for the second straight day, role player Dave Gallagher took over the leading role. All the 34-year-old Trenton native did was go 3-for-3 to raise his average to a nifty .441.
Gallagher also demonstrated why the Phillies are so scorching right now they don't even need a hit to manufacture the winning run.
But [Trevor] Wilson was his own worst enemy in the eighth. After walking Gallagher to start the frame, he threw the ball into center field on a sacrifice bunt by Mariano Duncan.