Game 103 - Friday Night, July 30th in Washington
Well that didn't exactly go as planned. Nyjer Morgan tripled on the first pitch thrown by Roy Oswalt in a Phillies uniform and eventually came around to score. Oswalt, who admitted to being a little "tight" in his postgame press conference, never really found his rhythm in his first game as a Phil. He allowed 5 runs (4 earned) over 6 innings of work, on 7 hits. The rest of the team seemed to be playing in a daze as well, as the outfield - Raul Ibañez, Jayson Werth and Domonic Brown - accounted for all 6 of the team's hits with 2 a piece. One of Werth's hits was a solo home run in the 7th, his 15th of the year.
Houston's Happ: And of course while all this was going on, J.A. Happ, #30 for the Houston Astros, pitched 6 shutout innings, allowing just 2 hits while striking out 6. In his honor, I'll feature a baseball card tonight which is photographic proof the man once had hair.