On a hot and steamy day in Philly, Joe Blanton gave up just two runs in 8 solid innings of work, striking out six and scattering seven hits. Who needs Roy Halladay anyway?
The offensive highlights:
- Chase Utley gave the Phils an early 3-1 lead with a 2-run home run in the 2nd inning. It was his 22nd home run of the year, and he'd finish the day 3 for 4.
- Ryan Howard went 3 for 3 with a 2-run home run in the 5th inning, his 25th.
- Jimmy Rollins hit a 2-run home in the 6th inning, his 10th.
- Raul Ibañez added a 2-run home run in the 7th inning, his 26th.
When Bees Attack: The Phillies Room is accepting any and all home remedies for dealing with multiple bee stings. Apparently, some bees form nests in the ground and they do not enjoy being run over by lawn mowers. Who knew?