A Solid Win

The Phillies beat Ben Sheets and the Milwaukee Brewers last night, 6-3 thanks to some clutch hitting by Ryan Howard and another great outing by Jamie Moyer.  Except this time, Moyer pitched on only 3 days rest.  He became the oldest pitcher to accomplish that feat since 1986 when Phil Niekro did it.  Moyer went 5 2/3 innings, giving up 3 runs on 4 hits, 1 walk and struck out 5.  I think Moyer must have found the fountain of youth and went for a swim.  Whatever it is that keeps him going at 45 years of age, I wish he would share the secret with the rest of us!

The Phillies were off to a great start when Howard hit a 2-run homer in the 1st.  It was his major league leading 43rd of the year.  He just barely missed #44 later in the 4th inning, as the ball hit directly on the top of the padded wall in front of the Phillies bullpen…missed it by about 2 inches!  It did wind up as an RBI double, with Chase Utley scoring on the hit.  Every member of the starting line-up had a hit in the game, except for poor Pat Burrell who continues to look totally confused at the plate. The bullpen did NOT blow the lead in this game for a change…Ryan Madson pitched 2 scoreless innings; Chad Durbin came in to end the 8th inning on 1 pitch and Brad Lidge recorded save #36 as he set the Brewers down in order in the 9th.  Overall, a nice, solid team win for the Phillies over a very tough pitcher in All-Star Ben Sheets.  Makes you wish they looked this good every night!

Here are some fun pictures from the game last night…let’s start with Cy Young candidate CC Sabathia, who apparently loves the Phillies!  Especially Chad Durbin:P9119589_cr_2









I have finally figured out what is wrong with Kyle Kendrick! He is taking pitching lessons from Adam Eaton:P9119563_cr




















Phillies held a beautiful tribute to the victims of 9/11 before the game:P9111398_cr









Howard smacks a home run in the 1st inning:P9119866_cr









Carlos Ruiz, Howard and Moyer go for a foul ball pop-up…the biggest man wins!P9119783_cr









Jayson Werth slides in for a triple!P9119996_cr









Pedro Feliz makes a tough play at third base:P9110125_cr




















Game 2 is tonight at 7:05pm…Cole Hamels will try to earn LUCKY win #13!  Go Phillies!

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