Wednesday, August 4, 2010

2010 Chachi #34 Joe Blanton

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.

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