Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Phils win fourth straight, Lidge strong again

The Phillies have caught fire a bit as of late. Sure, playing Washington helps; but the Phils continued their winning ways in San Diego last night with a 5-3 victory. Joe Blanton was solid once again, pitching an excellent game minus allowing back-to-back solo jacks in the sixth. The Phillies hit their own back-to-back homers in the fifth, with Chase Utley and Ryan Howard each blasting solo shots.

Brad Lidge had another strong outing and is starting to regain his dominant form. That's an extremely encouraging fact for the Phils, as Lidge's success is key to the team's success. Despite his struggles, last night's was his 13th save of the season.

Antonio Bastardo makes his major league debut tonight. Unfortunately for him, he must have drawn the short straw, as Jake Peavy will oppose him. The series closes out on Wednesday with J.A. Happ looking to defend his 3-0 record against Chris Young.

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