With the Phillies 9-6 win last night over the Astros, they not only continued their torrid start at the plate, but also secured Jamie Moyer's 259th win, 1 behind Ted Lyons for a tie for 40th all time.
Despite throwing an efficient 84 pitches through 6 innings, Moyer was only effective for 5 of them. He had a rough 3rd inning that included surrendering a pair of 2 run shots. The pen had a decent showing as well. Chad Durbin picked up his second hold of the season, while Danys Baez picked up his first. Each pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout each. Ryan Madson allowed 1 run but finished it off in the 9th.
At the plate, the Juggernaut continues. Not only is this team scoring in bunches, but every night there seems to be one or two superstar performances. Jayson Werth was 3 for 4, with a double, and his first 3 RBI of the year. He's hitting over .400 on the season. Ryan Howard went 2 for 4 with a triple and his 3rd home run, a two run shot. The 3 more RBI for Howard gives him 10 RBI in 5 games. However, Victorino had the kill shot, a 2 run home run in the 9th off of closer Matt Lindstrom. It was his first of the year but the 3 RBI give him 5 in 5 games.
At 2:05, Roy Halladay will take on Roy Oswalt in what should be a decent duel on the mound.
In rehab start news: Romero looked good in one inning against single A competition...Lidge, not so good. He got destroyed by single A hitters, giving up 4 earned runs and not even finishing the inning. There seems to be more to his injury then they are letting on.