Phillies Extend Lead to 1.5

Sunday, September 21, 2008 ·

Sorry guys, I am going to make this pretty quick. John was supposed to write the recap, but he failed.

Anyway, Jamie Moyer notched his 15th win of the year by doing what he has done so often in his career, beat the Florida Marlins. With the 5-2 win combined with a Mets loss, the Phillies widened their division lead to 1.5 games. They also improved to 20 games over .500 for the first time all year.

Jamie Moyer pitched 6 innings of allowing only 1-run to improve to 11-1 all-time against Florida. He find himself in a few jams, but got out of them with ease.

Chase Utley got the offense started with a 2-run home run in the third. In the fourth, Carlos Ruiz and Jamie Moyer both reached base with 2 outs and Jimmy Rollins got his third hit of the game to increase the lead to 3-0. After Durbin/Romero struggled and allowed a run in the 6th, Pedro Feliz stepped in with a huge hit. If you didn't see the game, Greg Dobbs left the game with a cramp in his right calf. Well, good timing because Charlie Manuel had to make a double-switch and Pedro Feliz went yard to make it 5-2. Ryan Madson and Brad Lidge shut down the rest of the game, though Brad Lidge needed 29 pitches.

Brad Lidge improved to 40 for 40 in save opportunities. He has clearly outdone himself.

Ladies and gentlemen, the final home stand of the 2008 season is here. J.A. Happ and the Phillies will host Jair Jurrjens and the Braves tomorrow @ 7PM.

2 Comments:

John "Roose" Russo said...
September 22, 2008 at 8:52 AM  

Everytime I'm unable to post he bitches, but when he asks me to fill in for him, I just do my job. Stop being a girl.

Anyway, in Happ we trust for tonight. I hope this kid stays hot.

Justin Evans said...
September 22, 2008 at 5:36 PM  

Don't worry about posting anymore because I deleted you as a writer.

I got tired of you saying you were going to do series and then you wouldn't do them and wouldn't tell me until after the fact.

You said you wanted to do it. You're the one who wanted to practice for journalism. It's obviously too much of a hastle for you to write a 15 minute recap. It doesn't take that long.

Have fun in your classes. Hopefully you use your sources for information now and learn to bookmark them.

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