Game 17 - Friday Night, April 19th in Philadelphia
Record - 7-10, 4th Place, 6 1/2 games behind the Braves
One Sentence Summary: The offense plated five first inning runs as Roy Halladay enjoyed his second straight effective outing in a rain-shortened 8-2 win over the Cardinals.
What It Means: It means the four game losing streak is over and hopefully the Phils can turn things around at home.
What Went Right: Halladay gets credited with a complete game victory in which he allowed just two runs on two hits. He struck out six on the way to his 201st career win.
The big first inning hits were delivered by John Mayberry, Jr. (double), Ben Revere (triple) and Humberto Quintero (double).
Featured Card: Sure, I could have gone with a Halladay card for this post, but like most of America we were much more focused on Watertown last night. Once the Phillies game went into a rain delay, we left the news on and followed along as law enforcement officials finally captured the lone surviving terrorist who was behind the horrific Boston bombing last Monday.
As a small tribute to the people of Boston, I wanted to feature a Phillies card that had some connection to the Red Sox. I thought this one, which commemorates Boston's third World Series title in 1915, was appropriate.