Filed Under (Daily Recap) by mrose on 17-09-2009
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The story for the Phillies win last night went from a solid start for Joe Blanton after a tough one, to a big blast by Jayson Werth in the 6-1 win.Â Jayson Werth hit a grand slam to put the game out of reach in the seventh inning for his 34th home run of the year against the last place Nats.Â Joe Blanton(10-7) went six innings and allowed only five hits and four walks and seven strikeouts in getting his 10th win of the year.Â Phillies Phandom has much more on this game and all Phillies news.
The Nationals once again could not muster any offense and let this game get away from them late even though they weren’t down much most of the game.Â Livan Hernandez(8-11) took the loss but did go six innings only allowing seven hits and two runs during the game.Â The only run was scored in the ninth inning on a RBI single by Willie Harris which scored Jason Maxwell.Â Centerfield Gate is your place to go for all Nats news.
Cody Ross and the Marlins went on to beat the NL Cenrtal leading Cardinals again yesterday by a final score of 5-2.Â Ross went 3-4 with two RBI and two of those runs were scored by second basemen Dan Uggla.Â Josh Johnson(15-4) got back on track with a six inning outting allowing nine hits and just one run and no walks.Â Once again Leo Nunez came in for the save recording the final two outs for his 22nd of the year on a Matt Holliday double play.Â FishGuts has more on this game.
The Cardinals are having a rough go lately, losers of five of their past six against NL East opponents.Â Joel Pineiro(14-11) went 5.1 innings and allowed ten hits and four runs for one of his worse outtings in taking the loss.Â Julio Lugo got the first RBI for the Cardinals on a single in the sixth and the only other run was credited to Albert Pujols as he was hit by a pitch in the bottom of the ninth, but that would be it.
The Atlanta Braves were down two going into the bottom of the ninth against the Mets, but came out winning 6-5.Â The Braves tied the game with an Omar Infante sacrifice fly to start it and then an error by Daniel Murphy allowed David Ross to score the winning run to keep the Braves hot.Â Former Met Ryan Church was the person who hit the error and also had an RBI single earlier in the game too.Â Derek Lowe left this one early with a blister and Eric O’Flaherty(2-1) as the seventh Braves pitcher got the win with a scoreless top of the ninth.Â Check out The Braves Baseball Blog for more info on the Braves late march towards the postseason.
The New York Mets seem to want to lose games sometimes.Â Francisco Rodriguez(3-5) got his 6th blown save of the year in this one and then took his fifth loss on the Daniel Murphy error.Â It was a good night for Mets catchers as Josh Thole got a two RBI single in the second and Omir Santos hit a pinch hit solo homer in the eighth inning as well but it all got overlooked with the blown game.Â The Real Dirty Mets Blog has more on this game and the Mets follies.