The Philadelphia bullpen has posted a 1.23 ERA and held opponents to a .140 batting average with 20 strikeouts and one walk over the last six games. The group had a season-high 12 2/3-inning scoreless string snapped on Wednesday. In the last nine innings, the bullpen has allowed just four batters to reach safely. Antonio Bastardo has not allowed a run in his last 11 appearances, covering 9 1/3 innings. Closer Jonathan Papelbon has 12 saves in as many chances.
Philadelphia has swiped 35 bases in 42 attempts to top the Majors with an 83.3 success rate. Shane Victorino leads the way with 13. Rollins has nine and Juan Pierre six.
The Phillies have made just 24 errors in 1,712 chances heading into play on Thursday, tied for the fewest in the NL along with St. Louis and Atlanta.