Filed Under (Daily Recap) by mrose on 01-10-2009
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The Phillies rode a four run fourth inning against the Astros to take this game and the division, 10-3.Â Raul Ibanez contributed a two run home run and a total of three RBI and two runs scored as the Phillies had a laugher.Â Pedro Martinez only went four innings but Kyle Kendrick(3-1) worked three scoreless innings allowing just two hits for the victory.Â Check out Phillies Phandom for more on the victory and congrats to them and their team on the third straight division victory.
Brian Moehler(8-12) was pretty terrible in this game, only lasting 4.1 innings but allowing six hits and seven runs including three walks in the loss.Â Josh Towles had a great game, hitting two solo home runs to provide two of the three runs they received.Â The series between the two teams ends today.
The Florida Marlins are playing spoiler once again, as they seem to do every year, with their second consecutive win against the Braves, 5-4.Â Ross Gload had a two run home run and Jorge Cantu went 3-5 with two runs scored and an RBI to lead the Marlins in this one.Â Ricky Nolasco(13-9) went 7.2 innings allowing just four hits and two runs and striking out SIXTEEN batters in this one, what a gem.Â Brenden Donnelly came on for the final out to get the save(2) in this one as Leo Nunez was struggling, but still got his 14th save of the season, check out FishGuts for more.
Javier Vazquez had a rare loss in a big game for the Braves.Â Vazquez(15-10) went six innings and allowed eight hits and five runs (only three earned) but also struck out nine.Â The Braves made a comeback bid in this one as they were down 5-0 entering the seventh.Â Adam LaRoche had a two RBI single, followed by Yunel Escobar and Omar Infante RBI singles in the ninth before the Marlins put the game away, check out The Braves Baseball Blog for more.
Ah, the sought after matchup of the basement teams was won in a sweep by the Nats, with a 7-4 walk off win on Wednesday night.Â Justin Maxwell came to the plate and hit a grand slam sending the Nats to a 7-4 win when they entered the inning down 4-2.Â Adam Dunn had walked just before him to get them within one run and he took a KRod pitch out of the stadium.Â Ron Villone(5-6) got the win with 0.2 innings pitched and you can get more at Centerfield Gate.
Francisco Rodriguez had one of the worst games a closer can take, thank god it meant nothing.Â Rodriguez(3-6) blew his seventh save of the year and got two outs in the ninth while allowing three hits, five runs and two walks on 37 pitches.Â Omir Santos had two RBI in this game to lead the Mets along with Carlos Beltran and Fernando Tatis, but all for naught.Â Check out The Real Dirty Mets Blog for more.