Tuesday, September 23, 2008
5 To Go
#5 belted a 3-run shot into the night sending the Phillies fans into a frenzy assuring a win and inching closer to a playoff spot. Pat Burrell had been slumping mightily, but that homerun gave the rundown relief crew a bit of breathing room and allowed Brad Lidge to chill in the bullpen with his jacket on just happy the game was secure. All around it was a helluva game featuring rookie JA Happ coming through with a nice outing again, Chase Utley picking up his 100th rbi, the hot bat of Shane Victorino, Greg Dobbs with yet another pinch-hit, killer speed of Greg Golson, some nice defense by Pedro Feliz, and big time relief from Seanez, Eyre, and Madson. Phils now 2.5 up on the Mets with only 5 to go. Go Phils!
*Jayson Werth swiped his 17th consecutive bag last night, and now has 19 on the season leaving him 1 short of a 20/20 campaign (homerun/stolen base).
*Scott Eyre picked up his 3rd win as a Phillies only needing 3 pitches to do so.
*Today's games: Cole Hamels (Phils) vs. Jo-Jo Reyes (Braves), Johan Santana (Mets) vs. Sean Marshall (Cubs), and Jeff Karstens (Buccos) vs. David Bush (Brewers).
*Screw the Mets!