Thursday, May 21, 2009

Heavy B and the Long Balls Top Cinci

The bats woke up today. Chase Utley, Greg Dobbs, Raul Ibanez and Ryan Howard all connected on solo shots as the Phils knocked off the Cincinnati Reds by a touchdown, 12-5 this afternoon. Ugh bad memories of the 13-13 tie in Cinci months ago. At least there are no ties in baseball. Jimmy Rollins had 4 hits, scored 2 runs and swiped a bag as he continues to distance himself from the Mendoza line.

Joe Blanton aka Heavy B (thanks to Mike Missanelli) did as much as he possibly could to give up almost all of an early 6 run lead, by giving up 5 runs in 5 innings, which is passing as a quality start these days in Philly. It was good enough for a victory thanks to the top 3 of the order batting 9-15 with 5 runs and 8 knocked in. The Phils improve to 6-1 on the current roadtrip. Off to the Bronx...


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