Its the first time they’ve done that since May 26th.
The Phillies got a great great pitching performance from Joe Blanton on Monday night against the Dodgers. Blanton went 8 innings, surrendering two runs, on eight hits with zero walks. Not allowing a walk is huge for a starter like Joe that pitches to contact like Joe, but what might be an even bigger statistical accomplishment for Joe tonight was that he didn’t allow a home run. Blanton has allowed a homer in each outing he’s had dating all the way back to May 8th.
Joe threw 110 pitches, 80 for strikes.
Blanton finished his in style retiring Jerry Hairston, Mark Ellis, and Matt Kemp in order.
Jimmy Rollins, and Ryan Howard both homerd in the win. For Howard it was his first home run of 2012. Shane Victorino went 3-4 with a triple. It was his third triple in as many days.
Maybe all this trade talk is making a difference.
You never know what the Phillies may do. They’re starting to gel a little bit, but they’re still making those periodic bone-headed errors. The Nationals lost tonight, and the Phillies are playing a team that’s just not all together there right now. The errors that the Dodgers committed in the game were pretty bad.
Roy Halladay makes his long awaited return to the mound on Tuesday. No starter has been announced for the Dodgers.
Boy these late games are annoying… Especially when you have to listen to Chris Wheeler.
They’re much better after a win like this.
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