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Sunday, April 12, 2009

Phils Minus Chooch Win Second Game Of The Year

Yesterday is what you want to see as a Phillies fan. They got down early 2-0 after Brett Myers let off a two run home run. Then, they caught up to take the lead 3-2 on a Ryan Howard bases loaded clearing double. Following, Myers gave up another home run to make it 3-3, but then Jayson Werth smacked a two-run triple to put the Phils up 5-3. Myers let up his third homer of the game and sixth of the season to make it 5-4, but then the Phils controlled the rest of the game to win 8-4. Brad Lidge was solid in the ninth inning even though it was not a save opportunity. 

They won without Carlos Ruiz, who was placed on the 15-day DL with a strained oblique. Lou Marson was called up from Lehigh Valley to take his place for the time being. 

On the game though, there are some positives and some negatives. The positives are the Phillies hit off of a very promising pitcher in Jorge De La Rosa. Another positive is Myers stayed within himself even though he gave up some long balls. That's where the negative comes in though. Myers is giving up way too many long balls. You can say it's early in the season blah blah blah. OK. In two starts and 13 innings of work, he has given up six home runs. Sure, they have come in two of the biggest hitters parks in the league, Citizens Bank Park and Coors Field, but it would be nice if Myers could improve that area of his game a bit. 

None the less, the Phils won and are 2-3 right now. Let's hope Chan Ho Park can help them get to .500 with a series win over the Rockies in Colorado this afternoon.

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