Dobbs Delivers for Phils in 9th

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 ·

Cole Hamels was stellar in his outing as the Phillies shut out the Nationals 1-0. Hamels recorded the no decision as it took 9 innings to finally get a run on the board. That one run was enough to get the Phillies the win.

Greg Dobbs delivered with the heroics in the ninth as he drove in Eric Bruntlett with a one out single. Dobbs was later thrown out at the plate by Lastings Milledge off of Shane Victorino's 2 out base hit. It was okay because it was more than enough to win.

The real star was Hamels as he struck out 11 and gave up 4 hits and walking 2. The bullpen continued it's dominace tonight as well. Tom Gordon entered in the 8th and pitched a scoreless inning. Brad Lidge pitched a good ninth for the save, despite his scare. He struck out the first two batters and walked the next two but ended the game with a groundball to Chase Utley.

The Phillies ended their 3 game losing streak but the offense continued ot struggle. The squandered a lot of scoring chances again tonight. It seems like the same problems from last year are occuring in leaving too many runners on base. The Phillies improved 25-22, remaining 2 games out of first and in a three-way tie for 2nd place

Jamie Moyer (3-3, 4.39) will walk the hill tomorrow as he faces Matt Chico (0-5, 6.07)who is still seeking his first win.

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