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From Beerleaguer: Behind Jamie Moyer, the Phillies guaranteed their first non-Nationals home series win yesterday with a 4-1 victory. Today, they go for the sweep of Johan Santana and the Mets. First pitch is 1:35.
Have to wonder is that as bad for us as it is for them. How is it that the defending WC have only won a home series against the Nats before this series?
- #57 LHP
- (9-6) 3.34 ERA 104 SO
Santana gave up five earned runs on nine hits in his last start against the Brewers on Tuesday, losing for the third time in his last four starts. Santana left the game in the seventh inning after giving up a leadoff home run to Prince Fielder. Santana has a perfect 4-0 record against the Phillies in his career, with a 2.95 ERA in eight starts. He has faced Philadelphia twice already this year, with his last start coming on June 9 when he allowed five runs on four homers in eight innings in a 6-5 Mets win.
Phillies probable pitcher
- #56 RHP
- (4-4) 5.08 ERA 80 SO
Blanton allowed eight hits and three runs in just five innings Tuesday against the Braves at Turner Field. He didn’t pitch poorly. He just threw a lot of pitches. Not only did he allow eight hits, he also walked three (although two were intentional). That had his pitch count at 93 through five innings, so when the Phillies had a chance to score the tying run in the top of the sixth, they pinch-hit for him. Blanton had been pitching well before Tuesday, too. He had a 3.45 ERA in his previous seven starts.
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