BLANTASTIC, Phillies SWEEP Mets

Blanton surpassed all the hopes and expectations of the Philly fans just dreaming of a sweep, he pitched a good seven and a third shut-out innings, having good command of his fast ball and change-up, he kept the Mets of balance and guessing wrong, he gave up just 4 hits and walked 3 and set the phillies bullpen up nicely to clinch the win and the sweep.

The bullpen was again outstanding, not body likes to see a player get hurt and nobody wants to see an extra guy on base, but admit it, when Romero hit Cora I am sure there were a few fans thinking, ‘wish I could have done that’, so that set up Park to come in and get a double play, which just left the ninth. The commenators seemed confused as to if Lidge would pitch or not, then it was confirmed he was stretching in the pen, just 14 pitches today to go 1, 2, 3 in the ninth, was definately scenes from Lidge of ’08.

Rollins has surely quietened down the sceptics just a little, a lead off homer gave the Phillies an early lead, having another multi hit game Rollins is either back or just really likes to stick it to the Mets.

Utley, Mr. Second-Base God, hits another long ball to give Phillies a two zip lead and that’s all they would need, the defense was outstanding, turning double-plays when they were needed, Howard showed his fielding skills and that all the extra pre-season in-field training has paid-off.

With a home stand start like this I find myself looking forward to the next game, in anticipation of what extraordinary feats the team will show off next, bring on the Reds.

Congratulations go to Utley and Ibanez for making the All Star starting line-up and congrats to Howard for making the All Star team.

I realise it is fan based voting, but why wasn’t it a closer race between Feliz and Wright, Feliz is a better defensive third-baseman than Wright and has been above average with offence this year, just a thought.

Don’t forget send Victorino to the All Star Game as the 33rd man voting is open so get to it he deserves to be there: VOTE NOW


2 Comments on “BLANTASTIC, Phillies SWEEP Mets”

  1. carolmwl says:

    Things are coming together, dont you think? And just at the All Star break. That is perfect.

    Wright plays on the big stage of NYC. He’s got more name recognition that Feliz, but I agree – Feliz is better.

    Feliz constantly amazes me with his accurate throws to first.

    Speaking of the bullpen, have you been watching The Pen on MLB network, about the Phillies bullpen?

    carol MLBlogs.com How ‘Bout Those Phils?

  2. carolmwl says:

    Things are coming together, dont you think? And just at the All Star break. That is perfect.

    Wright plays on the big stage of NYC. He’s got more name recognition than Feliz, but I agree – Feliz is better.

    Feliz constantly amazes me with his accurate throws to first.

    Speaking of the bullpen, have you been watching The Pen on MLB network, about the Phillies bullpen?

    carol MLBlogs.com How ‘Bout Those Phils?


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