The Phillies offense cooled off today after a 10-run barrage on Friday night. But no worries, Roy “Doc” Halladay was on the mound and ready to operate.
Halladay pitched a complete game for the 60th time in his career. In the 2-1 win over the Mets, Halladay allowed seven hits, one walk and one earned run. The win is the fourth for Halladay this season and also marked a new franchise record for the most wins in April. The Phils went 18-8 this month.
Yesterday, Placido Polanco set a new Phillies record for the most hits in April with 39. Today, he extended that number to 41 and also had a sac fly in the seventh, giving the Phillies the 2-1 lead in the game.
The first run was scored on a John Mayberry Jr. homer to left in the same inning. Those were the only two runs scored, but it was all the Phillies needed. Mayberry was in the game in place of the struggling Raul Ibanez and had two hits total in the game.
Tomorrow, the Phillies hope to start May off with a 3-game sweep of the Mets. Cliff Lee will face Chris Young, who is working his way back from both and injury and a bout of the flu. In his first start back, Young allowed three runs in less than five innings.
Lee is coming off a sub-par start in Arizona where he allowed four runs. Lee generally does not falter two game in a row.
If you have a ticket to the game, remember it has been changed to an 8pm start (thanks, ESPN….you suck). I will be there and hope to post photos sometime Monday afternoon.
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