Monday, May 3, 2010
Phillies Pound Santana
The night started off bad for the Phils. Moyer gave up a 3-run homer to Met 3rd baseman David Wright. It looked like one of those nights for Moyer. The Phils counter punched with two home runs of their own in the bottom of the first, hit by Placido Polcanco and Ryan Howard.
Shane Victorino was next. He knocked a one over the wall for a grand slam. One swing of the bat, and the score goes from 5-4 Mets to 8-5 Phillies. The Phils weren't done there. Polanco singled. Chase Utley then launched a mammoth blast (422 feet). Howard then singled. Werth doubled him home... 10-5 Phillies.
Jamie Moyer got lucky last night. Had the Phillies not exploded on Johan, Moyer would have been the goat today. He needs to stop giving up homers early in the game. He allowed two homers before the 4th inning yesterday. After that, he did pitch two scoreless innings, but he needs to avoid giving up the long ball.
The Cardinals visit the bank tonight. The game is scheduled for 7:05pm, but that may be delayed and/or canceled because of major storms in the Philadelphia area. Either way, the Phillies are back in first place and it feels good