Sunday, July 19, 2009

2008 Multi-Ad Lehigh Valley IronPigs #9 J.A. Happ

The Phillies won again today, shutting out the second place Marlins, 5-0. So I'll make an official announcement - it's a great time to be a Phillies fan! The team is 13 games over .500 and they now enjoy a 7 game lead in the NL East. This is the largest lead held by the Phillies this late in the season since 1993. They look unbeatable, so it's all rainbows and lollipops right now for The Phillies Room.

Former IronPig J.A. Happ pitched like an ace again today, shutting out the Fish through seven innings and improving his record to 7-0. He's cracked the top 5 on the NL ERA leader board, and his 2.68 ERA trails only Dan Haren, Chris Carpenter, Tim Lincecum and Matt Cain. (Pretty good company!)

Jimmy Rollins had three hits (single, double, triple) and Raul IbaƱez had two more RBI to pace the Phils' offense.


Dan said...

I'm psyched. The Happ fastball looks sneaky fast on television; does it really have so much movement? Anyway, go Phils!

Jim said...

The movement is definitely there. Happ is being mentioned as the NL ROY favorite . . . as long as he's not traded to the AL.