The Philadelphia Phillies took the final game of the three game set, 4-2 yesterday in Atlanta even during a rain delay.Â Ben Francisco started the scoring with an RBI double and Raul Ibanez, Pedro Feliz and Chase Utley added solo RBI’sÂ for them.Â Cliff Lee had started the game but onlt went four because of a long rain delay and Tyler Walker(2-0) got the win going two innings while allowing just one hit and a walk while striking out three.Â Brad Lidge got his 31st save of the year but his ERA continues to rise as he gave up a walk, a run and one hit.Â Phillies Phandom will have more on this game.
Tommy Hanson(10-4) took a rare loss for the Bravos in this one and the Braves had five innings against relief pitching to get him off the hook.Â Hanson went five innings allowing seven hits and four runs and also walking four in this one.Â Matt Diaz and Brian McCann got the only RBI’s for the Braves in this one as they fail to gain ground in the division or wildcard.Â Check out The Braves Baseball Blog for more.
The Cincinnati Reds beat up on the Florida Marlins yesterday in Cincy on the back of a couple big home runs.Â Catcher Corky Miller hit a three run shot in the fourth and Joey Votto hit a two run shot in the seventh on way to an 8-1 route.Â Kip Wells(2-4) went seven innings and allowed just five hits and one run to get the victory in this game.
Sean West is having a rough rookie campaign.Â West(7-6) went 4.1 innings and allowed five hits and five runs while walking three and his ERA now stands at 4.85 for the season.Â The only run the Marlins mustered was in the eigth on a Brett Carroll single scoring John Baker, check out FishGuts for more Marlins news.
In this weekend’s battle of the basement, the Mets came out ahead after taking two of three games with Sunday’s 6-2 victory over the Nats.Â John Maine(6-5) went five effective innings allowing just three baserunners on two hits and one walk and no runs.Â Daniel Murphy added a two RBI double and Wilson Valdez of all people had a two RBI triple later in the game to put it away.Â Franky Rodriguez got save number 33 by getting the final out of the game via strikeout.Â The Real Dirty Mets Blog has all the Mets info you want.
Garrett Mock didn’t pitch terribly in this one, but the Nats offense could not support him.Â Mock(3-9) went seven innings allowing nine hits and four runs throwing 115 pitches and taking the tough loss.Â Ryan Zimmerman and Adam Dunn both had an RBI in a small ninth inning rally before K-Rod ended the threat.Â Check out Centerfield Gate for a more in depth recap and all other Nationals news.