Since the beginning of August, after J.A. Happ wasn't traded for Cliff Lee, both pitchers are a combined 8-0 for the Phillies. The front runner for the NL Rookie of the Year honors, J.A. won his 10th game of the year while allowing eight hits and only one earned run over seven innings against the Mets. Which brings me to my weekly thanking of Phillies GM Ruben Amaro, Jr. Thank you Ruben.
The Phillies finally started scoring in the 6th inning, following the departure of Mets starting pitcher Tim Redding. After a walk to Shane Victorino, Chase Utley greeted new Mets pitcher Pat Misch with his 26th home run of the season. The Phils added insurance runs on a Pedro Feliz RBI-double in the 6th and a Carlos Ruiz sac fly in the 8th.