Joe Blanton's 2010 season will most likely be one he'd like to forget. He missed the first month of the season while recovering from an oblique injury, and despite a few well-pitched games, it seems as if he's never really found his groove. Despite his 4-6 record and 5.86 ERA, Blanton is card #34 in this year's Chachi set.
Phillies debut: July 22, 2008
Major League debut: September 21, 2004
How acquired: Acquired from the Oakland Athletics for Adrian Cardenas, Josh Outman and Matt Spencer, July 17, 2008
Others wearing #56 in the 2000s: Hal McRae (coach) 2000, Brandon Duckworth 2001-2002, Geoff Geary 2003-2007, R.J. Swindle 2008, Joe Blanton 2008-2009
2009 Postseason: Blanton appeared in relief in 2 NLDS games. He started Game 4 of both the NLCS (6 innings, 3 earned runs, no decision) and the World Series (6 innings, 4 earned runs, no decision).
Pictured: October 19, 2009 - Blanton pitched against the Dodgers in NLCS Game 4.