Oh Happ-y Day

Wednesday, September 17, 2008 ·

J.A. Happ threw 6 scoreless innings for the Phillies to help continue the Phillies winning ways and to get his first major leagu win. The lineup batted around in the first inning, having 4 cross the plate. Ryan Howard knocked in the game's first run and Carlos Ruiz provided 2 RBIs for the Phils. Matt Stairs also hit his first home run as a Phillies in the 6-1 victory.

Happ threw strikes early and often relying on his defense to get a majority of the outs. Happ rarely find himself in a jam as he allowed only 4 hits and walked 1. He located his pitches well and proved at least for tonight to be a positive replacement for Kyle Kendrick. Chad Durbin pitched two scoreless innings in relief and Clay Condrey finished off the ninth.

Currently, the Brewers are leading the Cubs. The Mets are struggling with the Nats in the ninth, but with a 4-run lead, they'll likely hold on. There will probably be no movement in either race after tonight, however, there are now less games to be played.

The Phillies will have their ace, Cole Hamels, on the mound tomorrow to face off against Mike Hampton. Hopefully Hamels fairs better against the Braves this time around.

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