Thursday, September 30, 2010
2010 Phillies Team Issue 2 #10 Ben Francisco
Game 159 - Wednesday Night, September 29th in Washington
I'm following the lead of Charlie Manuel and the Phillies and easing into the Postseason. I'm not parking the car per se, I'm just letting up on the gas. So with that philosophy in place, I didn't really watch (gasp!) much of the game last night. It was a game that had all the excitement and intensity of a late-March Spring Training split-squad game against an American League opponent.
The Phils fielded a line-up of mostly bench players behind starting pitcher Joe Blanton. With no pressure, Blanton pitched seven strong innings, allowing just three hits on one run. The long ball powered the offense as Ben Francisco homered twice, while Mike Sweeney and John Mayberry, Jr. each added home runs of their own.