Phillies 10, Astros 3
Game 114 - Wednesday Night, August 6th in Philadelphia
Record - 51-63, 5th Place, 11 games behind the Nationals
One Sentence Summary: Bolstered by Chase Utley's three-run home run, David Buchanan pitched the Phillies to a 10-3 win over the Astros.
What It Means: The Phillies scored often and early and made this a rare, enjoyable ballgame.
What Happened: Buchanan, taking the rotation spot of the injured Cliff Lee, gave up three runs in his 6 1/3 innings of work and notched his first career RBI with a single in the first. Ben Revere had a four-hit game to raise his average to .309.
Featured Card: Buchanan was drafted by the Phillies in June 2010, and I believe this is his first official baseball card. The short-season Williamsport Crosscutters are the destination for most of the club's June draft picks.
Transaction: To make room on the roster for Buchanan, Tuesday night's winning pitcher, Hector Neris, was sent back to the IronPigs.