The other stars of the game were Joe Blanton and the Phillies' bullpen. Joe pitched seven strong innings allowing just the one Cubs' run. Ryan Madson, Brad Lidge, Chan Ho Park and Clay Condrey pitched 6 innings of scoreless relief, with Chan Ho throwing 3 scoreless frames. In his last 16 games, Chan Ho's ERA is 1.82.
1991 Flashback: The last time the Phillies won 10 in a row was August 1991. On August 9, 1991, the Phils defeated the Expos, 5-4, when Dickie Thon's sacrifice fly scored John Kruk in the eighth inning with the go-ahead run. Ricky Jordan hit a 3-run pinch-hit double in the seventh inning as 13,297 fans watched the game at the Vet.
Doug Report: Doug attended his third game of the year, lasting until the fifth inning before toddler fatigue set in. The highlight of his evening was practicing his Rauuuuul cheer, much to the pleasure of our section.