For once, the Phillies did not look like the 2012 Phillies; they looked like the Phillies of old in their 4-2 victory. They played a little small ball and the pitching was terrific. The Phillies will go for the sweep tomorrow!
HALLADAY HAS STRONG START
– Roy Halladay pitched seven strong innings. He gave up two earned runs, both coming from Steve Lombordozzi’s two-run single in the fifth inning. Halladay gave up seven hits and one walk. He struck out six.
-Halladay’s winning percentage is over .500! He is now 8-7 with a 3.88 ERA.
MAYBERRY COMES THROUGH
-The Phillies jumped to a 2-0 lead in the first inning. Chase Utley hit a RBI single to right field. Then, John Mayberry Jr. singled to bring home the second run.
-With the game tied at two in the sixth inning, Mayberry smacked a fly ball into the first row of the left-center field seats. Mayberry’s twelfth homer of the year gave the Phillies a 3-2 lead.
-The Phillies added an insurance run in the eighth inning. Utley was hit by a pitch and stole second and third base. Mayberry lifted a fly ball to right-center and Utley scored on the sacrifice fly. The Phillies took a 4-2 lead.
-Mayberry finished the night 2-for-3 with three runs batted in.
-Antonio Bastardo struck out the side in the 8th inning.
-Jonathan Papelbon completed the 1-2-3 save. He struck out two in his 29th save of the season.