Filed Under (Daily Recap) by mrose on 08-08-2009
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Nick Johnson with a blast
The Florida Marlins needed to get a win and get back on track, and luckily they were able to do that tonight. Â They got all the runs they needed in the first two innings in Philly, but held on to win 3-2. Â Nick Johnson homered in the first and was followed by a Dan Uggla RBI double later. Â Cody Ross capped the Marlins scoring with a home run of his own in the second inning. Â Starter Ricky Nolasco(8-7) continues to get back to last seasons form as he worked seven innings only making one mistake in giving up a two run home run and four hits total. Â Leo Nunez worked the ninth and recorded his tenth save of the season. Â FishGuts has more on the series and the Marlins for you.
Joe Blanton worked yet another solid start the Phils and they had a chance to win if they could have gotten to Nolasco. Â Blanton(7-6) went 6.2 innings and allowed three runs on eight hits but as we mentioned, all in the first two innings. Â The only offense the Phillies could muster against the Marlins was a seventh inning two run blast by new Philly Ben Franciso scoring Raul Ibanez. Â Phillies Phandom is the place to go for more Phillies insight and info.
Yes, Zimm again
Break up the Nats! Â The Nationals have now won six games in a row after snapping the Diamondbacks streak and extending their own on Friday night. Â Elijah Dukes had a second straight big day as he finished with three RBI while going 1-3 with a sac fly and a double. Â Josh Willingham added a two run single and Ryan Zimmerman had another home run, of the solo variety. Â Colin Balester gave up five runs in the first two innings but got into the fifth only allowing those five on eight hits before being removed getting the first two outs. Â Jason Bergmann(2-1) got the win while recording one out in relief in the top of the seventh. Â Closer Mike MacDougal is on fire and recorded his 11th save while working 1.2 innings allowing two hits and a walk. Â Centerfieldgate has more on the game.
The Diamondbacks had solo home runs from Mark Reynolds and Josh Whitesell to start the second inning and a three run shot by Stephen Drew to cap the inning. Â That would be all of their runs until a sacrifice fly by Stephen Drew in the eighth to pull within one. Â Jon Garland got a no decision working six innings and allowing four earned runs and five overall. Â Juan Gutierrez(3-3) worked one inning allowing three hits and two runs and took the loss in this game for the D’Backs.
Church with his biggest hit as a Brave
Ryan Church had his biggest hit since joining the Braves, a three run home run in the twelth inning. Â It came a few batters after Yunel Escobar singled in the go ahead run in the extra frame and was a three run shot to put the game away, 9-5. Â Escobar and Church each had three hits and two runs scored, but Church had four RBI to Escobar’s one. Â Jair Jurrjens only went 4.1 innings on a rare bad night for him, but as you can see the offense picked him up. Â Peter Moylan(4-2) got the win in relief for the Braves, as they look to keep winning tomorrow, check out The Braves Baseball Blog for more.
Chad Billingsley went six innings allowing only two runs in this one, but the Dodgers relief just could not hold it. Â Broxton received his fourth blown save of the season in this one with a run in his inning of work. Â Ramon Tronsoco(0-1) only recorded one out but was charged with two runs in the loss on this one.Â Casey Blake had the biggest blow for the Dodgers in this one, a three run shot.
Cabrera sends Pads home happy, Mets fans home sad as usual
The Padres went into the ninth inning last night down 2-1 and facing one of the best closers in baseball, when hes on his game. Â Will Venable hit a double in the inning to score Kyle Banks tying the game at two, but they weren’t done there. Â With the bases loaded and no outs, Everth Cabrera hit only his second home run of his career but made it a big one, a grand slam to send the Padres to a 6-2 win. Â Heath Bell(4-1) working the ninth after Kevin Correia allowed zero earned runs but two unearned runs in six innings of work. Â Chase Headley provided the first RBI for the Padres in the seventh, doubling home David Eckstein.
Oliver Perez turned in a great performance last night, as he went 6.1 innings and only allowed two hits, two walks and one run, a rarity for him. Â Unfortunately the Mets offense didn’t come to play as they scored two in the first and that was it. Â In the first, Angel Pagan scored on a David Wright single and Wright later scored himself when Correia threw a wild pitch, and that capped the scoring. Â Francisco Rodriguez(2-3) didn’t record an out but gave up five runs in the ninth to blow his fifth save and his second in a row. Â Check out The Real Dirty Mets Blog for more.