Tuesday, May 26, 2009

2008 Sweet Spot #56 Joe Blanton

Playing in a steady mist, the Phils and Shane Victorino bounced back against the Marlins tonight, winning the game, 5-3. The Flyin' Hawaiian went 4 for 5 with a run scored and 2 doubles. Pedro Feliz added 2 hits and 2 RBI.

The big story of the night was Joe Blanton's impressive pitching performance. Joe the Lumber pitched 7 solid innings, scattering 5 hits and 2 walks, while striking out a career-high 11. His season ERA dropped almost a run, from 7.11 to 6.14. Brad Lidge saved his 9th game as the bullpen decided to make the game interesting in the 9th.

The Phils and Brett Myers go for the series win tomorrow night.

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