Friday, August 28, 2009

2006 Bowman Heritage #3 Ryan Howard

Phillies 4, Braves 2

Between the rain delays and the occasional dozing off by yours truly, the Phils held on to win tonight by a final score of 4-2. The Phillies rain delay relief specialist, Jamie Moyer, worked his magic again, pitching 4 1/3 solid innings of relief. Jamie allowed only one run while striking out five. He took over for Pedro Martinez once again, who left the game after the second rain delay having pitched only the first two innings.

Ryan Howard continues his torrid pace. He hit two more home runs tonight to give him 37 on the season. In the month of August alone, he now has 11 home runs and 33 RBI. He's got to be a contender for NL player of the month honors. Brad Lidge pitched a perfect 9th inning for his 26th save.

The win combined with the Braves' loss tonight means the magic number now stands at 28.

3 comments:

Dan said...

I decided not to watch the 9th inning. The 8th inning gave me heartburn even before I ate 4 slices of pizza.

Jim said...

Full disclosure - I watched the 9th inning, but with no audio.

jim said...

I read about it this morning