Joe Blanton actually didn't do that bad. After letting up a three run homer in the first, he settled down. The Phils cut the score to 3-2, but then the bullpen let up home run after home run. The final score was 8-2 Washington and the Nationals got their first win of the year. After seven straight losses, they were definitely due.
The Phils host the Padres tonight for game one of four. Cole Hamels gets the start and is looking to rebound after an awful first start against the Rockies last Friday.
And while the game remains important, it won't be the story of the night. The story will be revolved around how the Phillies are paying tribute to the late great Harry Kalas starting tonight and then tomorrow and then for the rest of the season and seasons to come.
Once again, Thank You H for a lifetime of memories.