*Wes Helms appeared to be struck out looking on a 2-2 pitch, but the umpire missed the call. 3-2 offering sent into orbit for a 3-run homerun.
*3-0 pitch to Ronny Paulino over the heart of the plate with runners on 1st & 2nd with 2 outs and the light hitting pitcher Chris Volstad on deck (lifetime 4-46, .087 avg). Paulino laced pitch into the outfield for a rbi single.
*Jimmy Rollins got greedy and attempted to take 2nd base on an errant throw to 1st and was gunned down by Ronny Paulino. Later that inning Ryan Howard went deep.
*Shane Victorino was caught stealing in the 9th after being walked by Matt Lindstrom with Matt Stairs at the plate.
The Phillies suck at home (8-13), but are road warriors (16-6). They remain a 1/2 game up on the Mets, who are playing the Nationals. Need a strong outing from Blanton tonight and the offense to spark some support for him against Andrew Miller. Looks like Mother Nature might win tonight's battle though.