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Ryan Howard Reigns Supreme

Ryan Howard did it…he sure did!  A 2-run home run in the bottom of the tenth was just what the doctor ordered. I mean, seriously, how much better are these games where the Phillies win.  Ten minutes after the moonshot I had to be told to calm down and stop jumping on the bed by my roommates.  Howard knew it too, I don’t even think he saw the ball leave the bat, he just calmly glanced towards his teammates in the dugout, bobbed his head and thought quietly to himself, “Yea, I am the man.”

After going another game without a strikeout, Ryan and his homer in essence rewarded the Phillies pitchers for a game well-played.  Adam Eaton pitched a solid 5+ innings allowing just two runs in his comeback, while Geary, Romero and Myers kept the Mets at 2 runs.  Tom Glavine to his credit had a masterful outing, scattering eight hits over seven innings; but the Phils feasted on Mets relievers for two runs in the eighth and tenth with two of the runs being scored by Shane Victorino.

Yet, the series with the Mets continues and their shrinking 4 game lead over the Fightins’ could easily inflate back to 6 without more heroics by the Phillies.  Jamie Moyer, who has allowed eight runs in each of his last two starts, looks to rebound tonight and keep the momentum going.  Go Phils!

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