Game 10 - Friday Night, April 16th in Philadelphia
Playing in a steady drizzle, which at times turned into a steady downpour, Roy Halladay and the Phillies defeated the Marlins last night. The final score is deceptive, as the game really wasn't close at all until the Marlins pushed across 4 runs in the top of the 9th against reliever David Herndon. Ryan Madson had to step in to record the last 2 outs and record his 3rd save of the season. (In Herndon's defense, only one of the balls hit by the Marlins was hit hard, 3 of the 5 hits he allowed were infield hits.)
Halladay was awesome in his home debut. In his 8 innings of work, throwing exactly 100 pitches, Doc allowed 8 hits while striking out 4. It's interesting to note he now has the exact same line as Cliff Lee through both pitchers' first 3 games with the team: 3-0 with a 1.13 ERA.
Juan Castro (yes, Juan Castro) led the offensive charge, with 2 hits and 3 RBIs. Chase Utley, Jayson Werth and Ryan Howard all added a couple of hits a piece. Utley hit a solo home run in the 7th - homering in his 4th consecutive game.
32 Laps: Years from now, I'll remember this game not for the game itself, but for where Jenna and I were heading as the game wound down. More on that (hopefully) in a few short days.