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Sunday, April 29, 2012
Joe Blanton pitched extremely well last night allowing 2 runs on 8 hits and 0 walks while striking out 8. I really like to see the high strikeout totals from any pitcher, so it was good to see Blanton striking out a lot more batters last night than he has been so far this season.
Manuel used Chad Qualls and Papelbon to close the door on the win. Mr. Musser and I have established that we don't think it's necessary for Pap to be pitching with 3-run leads, but seeing as how he hadn't pitched in 2 days, I won't complain.
The Phillies are currently attempting to take the series from the Cubs and reach .500. Kyle Kendrick is on the bump against Matt Garza, and since the Phillies are already down by 1, I think the game is over. Is that wrong of me?