Early in the game, it looked like Moyer was going to be on the losing side of this game as seven different D’Backs had been on base by the third inning.Â He continued to get out of trouble and in the fourth inning, Ryan Howard got the Phils off to a start by hitting a two run home run.Â Moyer(10-7) went 6.2 innings while scattering six hits and four walks, but allowing no runs.Â Rollins, Ibanez, Feliz and Bako added RBI’s for the Phillies as they went on to win 6-2 on Monday night, now with a seven game division lead.Â Phillies Phandom has all your Phillies news.
The Diamondbacks obviously wasted many opportunities, as evidenced by the fact Moyer lasted as long as he did.Â The D’Backs finally did get on the board in the eighth inning after a Mark Reynolds solo home run and an RBI single by Chad Tracy later in that inning.Â John Garland(5-10) went five innings giving up six runs on five hits but only three of those runs were earned because of errors behind him.
Fernando Tatis and the Mets have been horrendous all season with the bases loaded, and Tatis it seems, hits into a double play in every opportunity he sees.Â Â Last night, Fernando Tatis stepped to the plate pinch hitting for left fielder Cory Sullivan with the b ases loaded only one out and every Met fan was thinking “here comes another double play”.Â Tatis surprised everyone and put a ball into the left centerfield seats to help send the Mets to a 7-3 win against the wild card leading Rockies on Monday night.Â Down 2-0 and then 3-1, the Mets climbed back with a Jeff Francouer home run, a Daniel Murphy RBI single and a Cory Sullivan Sacrifice fly to be in a tie game in the eighth inning for Tatis’ hit.Â Pedro Feliciano(3-3) worked one inning giving up a hit and striking out two for the win and Francisco Rodriguez worked a perfect ninth in a non save situation to secure the victory.Â Check out The Real Dirty Mets Blog for more Mets info.
The Rockies scored runs the same way they have been all season, getting three runs on two home runs.Â In the second inning, Troy Tulowitzki hit a home run home run to deep center field for a 2-0 lead.Â After the Mets cut the lead in half, Clint Barmes hit a long home run down the left field line to extend the lead temporarily to 3-1.Â Starter Ubaldo Jimenez worked seven innings giving up three runs and left the game to the bullpen, already with a no decision.Â Juan Rincon walked three in the eighth inning(one intentionally) and only got one out on a sacrifice bunt by Daniel Murphy.Â Rincon(2-2) took the loss as Franklin Morales came in with the bases loaded and gave up the grand slam to mentioned above.
The “Hammer”, Josh Willingham had a career game last night in Milwaukee, and one that you need to do a double take at the box score.Â Willingham went 3-5 with 2 runs scored and 8 RBI on two grand slams, in consecutive innings none the less.Â This was on way to a 14-6 Nationals route of the Brew Crew on Monday night.Â Zimmerman added a solo home run of his own and Christian Guzman and Adam Dunn had a pair of RBI each.Â Starter Craig Stammen couldn’t get out of the fourth inning as he was charged with five runs and couldn’t qualify for the victory, even though once the Nats took the lead in the fifth, they never looked back.Â Jason Bergmann(1-1) worked 1.1 innings of relief giving up one run and was credited with the relief win.Â Make sure to check CenterfieldGate for more Nats info.
Brewers starter Jeff Suppan had allowed no runs through the first four innings and he was even given a 2-0 lead by his team.Â This was before the fifth inning came about and he only lasted one out into the sixth.Â Suppan’s(5-8) final line is ugly, 5.1 innings pitched, 10 runs on 10 hits and four walks, all of those runs coming in the fifth and sixth inning.Â Corey Hart and Ryan Braun homered in the losing effort for the Brew-Crew.