Phillies Beat The Braves…Again
I hate to sound like I am repeating myself, but still am happy to do so as the Phillies topped the Braves yet again tonight by a score of 6-2. They have only lost to the Braves twice this entire year in 15 meetings. Tonight, it was a 2-2 tie game going into the 8th inning, but the Phillies got the go ahead run thanks to a key pinch hit from Greg Dobbs. As for his injury last night, apparently he is just fine J Rookie Greg Golson took over to run for Dobbs and he was able to advance to third base on a throwing error as the Braves tried to pick him off. After that Chase Utley walked and Golson scored on a hit and run as Jayson Werth grounded to third base; Golson beat the tag at home by sliding under the glove of the catcher. When asked after the game what he said to Golson about running for him, Greg Dobbs said he told the rookie, “You can caddy for me anytime.” Golson is lightning quick around those bases! Next up in the 8th, Pat Burrell added some nice insurance runs with a homer to score Utley & Werth. And with Burrell struggling lately, he really need that to get some confidence back going into these last few games.
JA Happ started the game and kept the Phillies in it. He tossed 6 2/3 innings, giving up just 2 runs on 5 hits and 2 walks. The bullpen did the rest. Happ has been outstanding in his short stay up in the majors and it looks like he really wants to nab a permanent spot. I for one am Happ-Y to have him J Not sure how it will all play out, but that is a non-issue at the moment as the team is focused only on winning this Division. The Mets look like they’d like to help us out too. They lost last night and are currently trailing the Cubs by 4 runs. It is looking like another last season collapse for them; how nice of them to oblige. J
Phillies currently lead by 2 games; it will be 2 ½ if the Mets lose. 5 games to go; 2 more with Atlanta, then an off day and 3 against the Nats. Cole Hamels gets the start tomorrow at 7:05pm. We are nearly there…
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