This was an excruciating game to sit through. Not only was the last out recorded at 1:10 A.M., but both teams left a shit ton of guys on base. The Phillies in particular were especially terrible at hitting the ball with ducks on the pond. To quickly summarize this one, Joe Blanton pitched like Joe Blanton in this one, no one could hit with men on and Hunter Pence hit a home run. People are still wearing those stupid fake beards even with Brian Wilson’s injury and Madison Bumgarner danced out of trouble a bunch of times.
Blanton was tagged for two runs in the first inning and ended up giving up eleven hits in his five innings of work. Even with all the base runners, the Phillies still had some opportunities to come back. They didn’t. 4-2 loss for the Phillies.
Tomorrow, the Phillies go for a series victory with Cliff Lee opposing Matt Cain.