Monday, July 27, 2009

2009 Topps Phillies #PHI2 Ryan Howard

Tonight's game will end too late for this post.

4 Inning Summary: In Phoenix, Jamie Moyer found himself in trouble early, but he somehow escaped unscathed. Through 3 innings, the game was scoreless and the Diamondbacks' Jon Garland had not allowed a hit. In the 4th, Ryan Howard followed a Chase Utley single with his 26th home run of the year, giving the Phillies a 2-0 lead.

Prediction: The Phils will continue to score and Paul Bako will have a break-out game, finishing the night with 3 hits and 4 RBI. Jamie Moyer will settle in, pitching into the 6th inning. Final score - Phillies 6, Diamondbacks 1.

Actual Results (UPDATE, June 28):
I was close, and if not for Paul Bako's 0 for 3, I would have been extremely impressed with my prediction. The Phils ended up winning last night's game by a final score of 6-2. Jamie Moyer pitched into the 7th inning and Brad Lidge managed to pitch a 1-2-3 9th inning to close it out. The game ended around 12:30, so I made the right call in turning in early.

1 comment:

Matt Runyon said...

You were pretty close with your prediction.