Phillies Take Series From Braves

Monday, July 28, 2008 ·

So the Phillies don't need to be in Atlanta to win a series. Even though they had plenty of bad moments today, it counts as a win and I can not complain. The Phillies won today 12-10 after a 1 hour, 57 minute rain delay.

Before the delay, the Phillies were down 2-0. Joe Blanton got the start and was replaced by Adam Eaton when the game started. He looked horrible, again. Jorge Vampillo got the start and was replaced by Jo Jo Reyes.

When the game restarted, the Braves scored 3 runs on back to back homers (a 2 run and 1 run shot). With the Phils down 5-0, it seemed again like this team was going to embarrass.

And again we stood corrected. The Phillies scred 2 quick runs from a Chris Coste homer and then with 2 men on, Shane Victorino blasted a 3 run shot to tie the game. They added another run in the 5th, 5 more in the 6th, and one more in the 7th.

With a 12-5 lead going into the 8th, Ryan Madson hit a ton of trouble as the Braves were able to put a 5-spot up to make it a 2 run game. Brad Lidge thought he was going to get the night off with the lead he had but instead had to pitch the 9th to get his 24 save in as many chances.

Clay Condrey got the win, improving to 3-2. Ryan Howard added 2 more RBIs to his league leading total of 94, Victorino drove in 4 as he continued his tear on the Braves, and Pat Burrell hit his 26th homer, a solo shot in the 5th.

The Phillies are off tomorrow and will start up their series against the Nationals. Brett Myers (3-9, 5.82) will open the series for the Phillies and Collin Balester (1-2, 5.75) for the Nats.

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