Phillies 2, Braves 0
Game 14 – Wednesday Night, April 21st in Atlanta
I’m sure Jenna wasn’t thrilled with the additional 29 minutes of labor, but in retrospect, I’m happy Ben was born on a day the Phillies didn’t lose a game in heartbreaking fashion. At 12:29 in the morning, our second son was born, and the world welcomed its newest Phillies fan.
I’ve used the word “masterful” too many times already to describe Roy Halladay’s pitching prowess, but I’m really not sure there’s a more appropriate word. Doc threw a complete game shutout against the Braves, precluding the need for the shaky bullpen to make another appearance.
The defense dazzled as Shane Victorino made a leaping catch in the 2nd to steal a Troy Glaus home run and Juan Castro, Chase Utley and Ryan Howard all made impressive plays in the infield. Jayson Werth had 2 hits and drove in one of the two Phillie runs.
So happy birthday, Ben! From your loving parents, your big brother and Roy Halladay.