Game 35 - Saturday Afternoon, May 15th in Milwaukee
The Phils unloaded with 17 hits against the Brewers this afternoon, winning easily, 10-6. Shane Victorino was the offensive star, going 3 for 6 with 4 RBIs and falling a triple short of the cycle. His 2-run home run in the 6th gave the team a 4-1 lead at the time, and they tacked on 5 more runs in the 7th. Victorino wasn't alone in providing the offense - Placido Polanco had 4 hits, Chase Utley added 2 doubles and knocked in a pair, and Paul Hoover went 3 for 5 while scoring 3 times and driving in 2 runs.
Joe Blanton scattered 6 hits and 5 runs over his 7 innings of work, earning his first victory of '10. With Brad Lidge joining Ryan Madson on the DL today, Jose Contreras officially assumed the closer's role. He put out the mini-fire started by David Herndon in the 9th to earn his first big league save. The Phils go for the 3-game sweep of the Brewers tomorrow night on ESPN.
He Was Robbed: In the 2nd inning, Utley hit a ball to deep right which hit the wall first, right fielder Corey Hart's foot second and bounced over the wall third. The umpires ruled it a ground rule double. However, as the ball never hit the ground, it should have been ruled a home run.
Pat the Ex-Ray: Pat Burrell was designated for assignment by the Rays this afternoon, leaving his future in baseball in jeopardy. Pat's numbers have been absolutely horrendous since signing with the Rays before the 2009 season. There's no chance he ends up back with the Phils, but hopefully he'll latch on with an American League team in need of a DH.