Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Blanton, Victorino lead Phils to victory over Fish

Last night's victory was important for the Phils, after dropping game one against Florida on Monday. The Phillies managed a home victory, something that's eluded them much of this season. Behind Joe Blanton's dominant 11 strikeout performance, Brett Myers and the Phillies have a chance to take the important series tonight.

Some redemption for the Phils last night, as Brad Lidge struck Wes Helms out to end the ballgame with the tying run at second base. The ninth inning was terrifying, frankly, but Lidge held on and picked up the save. Shane Victorino was also tremendous last night, going 4-for-5. Florida beware, Raul Ibanez has just one hit in this series. The way he's been hitting, that could actually be considered a slump. Look for Ibanez to break out in a big way tonight and do some damage at "The Bank."

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