The game was nice and tight all the way through, and again the Phillies pitching was brilliant. Vance Worley threw 7 scoreless innings, and a career high 11 strikeouts. Vance, like Lee the night before had to pitch at the top of his game when runs are coming at a minimum.
Again the Phillies offense was bleak. After loading the bases in the first and only walking away with one run, it wasn’t until the 9th that they would score again on a passed ball.
But alas, A win is a win.
It’s pretty nice to be at Petco Park. The Phillies have won 12 straight games here, dating to 2008, so it’s nice to have a 4 game series here when the offense is struggling so much.
Side Notes -
John Mayberry Jr. - Oh my. This kid needs a few days off, or to be sent down to AAA to figure it out.
Jonathan Papelbon - Pap is now a perfect 4 for 4 in save opportunities. He’s likely going to be a discussion point all season as he was the Phillies biggest offseason move, when offense really needed to be addressed.