Filed Under (Daily Recap) by mrose on 21-08-2009
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Joe Blanton continues to be a rock in the Phillies rotation, with another good start last night.Â Blanton(8-6) went eight innings and scattered ten hits and three runs while striking out four in a 12-3 Phils win.Â Ryan Howard once again had a huge game as he hit a three run home run and also added an RBI double in the game and was joined by Jayson Werth and Carlos Ruiz in the home run game.Â The Phillies completed another three game sweep and are on a nice role heading into New York to face the Mets this weekend, check out Phillies Phandom for more.
Doug Davis couldn’t stop the Phillies offense, but not many can at this point in the season.Â Davis(7-11) only got through five innings in taking the loss as he gave up five hits, six runs (five earned) and four walks in cluding a home run.Â Alex Romero, Miguel Montero and Chad Tracy all had RBI hits for the Diamondbacks, but that couldn’t save them.
Wandy Rodriguez of the Astros continues to have a nice bounce back and surprising year.Â Rodriguez(12-7) went eight innings and only gave up four hits and a run, which is a rarity against the Florida Marlins as the Astros won 4-1 to take the series.Â He was supported by two fourth inning home runs, a two run shot by Lee and a solo shot by Hunter Pence and Wandy Rodriguez capped the scoring himself with an RBI double in the fifth.Â Jose Valverde pitched a perfect ninth with two k’s for his 18th save of the season.
The Marlins have now broken their consecutive ten hit games streak and are on a two game losing streak heading into a weekend against the Braves.Â Josh Johnson(12-3) took only his third loss of the year, and could not get out of the fifth inning, recording one out in the fifth but allowing seven hits and four runs with two home runs in all.Â Dan Uggla had an RBI ground out to score the only run of the game for the Fish, but check FishGuts for more.
Former Met Ryan Church took it to the Mets last night, which must not be fun for Mets fans.Â He went 2-3 with a run scored and an RBI as the Braves won 3-2 for a series victory in New York.Â Brian McCann added a solo home run in the fourth inning and Omar Infante also had an RBI for the Braves.Â Starter Kenshin Kawakami(6-9) was able to pick up a win as he went seven innings allowing seven hits and only a single run while striking out five and Rafael Soriano got his 18th save of the season while allowing only a hit in the ninth.Â The Braves Baseball Blog will have more information on the Braves for you.
Johan Santana couldn’t even get the win last night , even though he pitched ok..but it certainly wasn’t a Johan classic game.Â Santana(13-9) went seven innings and allowed nine hits and three runs and only struck out two for the game.Â Corey Sillivan and Omir Santos produced the Mets only runs on RBI singles in the third and eighth.Â The best point of the game was Billy Wagner pitching a perfect inning in the eighth on only fourteen pitches and striking out two.Â Check out The Real Dirty Mets Blog for more info on the Mets.
The Rockies were able to complete a three game sweep in Washington last night as they rode Jason Hammel’s pitching to a 4-1 victory.Â Carlos Gonzalez, Troy Tulowitzki and Brad Hawpe were credited with RBI hits and Torrealba was able to score on a wild pitch in the fifth.Â Jason Hammel(8-7) went seven innings and allowed only a single run and three hits and once again Huston Street worked the ninth, this time a perfect one and got his 32nd save of the year.
The Nationals are back to the Nationals everyone knew of, but part of it is surprising.Â The pitching wasn’t terrible as Garret Mock(2-5) worked five innings allowing three hits and two runs and struck out eight.Â Adam Dunn produced the only run for the Nationals with an RBI double in the sixth but he was the only hitter with two hits and only Guzman and Willingham even had a single hit besides him.Â Check out CenterfieldGate for more on the Nats.