Tonight’s game is one reason the Philadelphia Phillies (90-61) acquired Doc Halladay from Toronto in the off-season. In the midst of a tough pennant drive, Halladay will go for his 20th win against the Atlanta Braves (86-65) before another packed house at Citizens Bank Park.
With the Blue Jays wanting to go with a six-man rotation so as not shut down anymore of their young rotation (as they did with Brandon Morrow), the Blue Jays called up their top pitching prospect to start their series finale at Camden Yards.
The second week of September kicked off with a bang in MLB. The NY Yankees, a ½ game up on the Tampa Bay Rays in the American League Easy, visited Tropicana Field and those second place Rays.
The Tampa Bay Rays offense once again battered the Toronto Blue Jays pitching, this time jumping on lefty starter Ricky Romero.
There was still the wind issue, albeit a little calmer today than yesterday, but Friday’s semifinals had all the ingredients fans have come to appreciate about these magnificent female athletes.
Despite a season of disappointment, the Milwaukee Brewers had something to celebrate on Tuesday night. Trevor Hoffman, MLB’s all-time saves leader, came into the 9th inning against the St. Louis Cardinals with the Brewers clinging to a 4-2 lead and Hoffman sitting on 599 saves.
The Philadelphia Phillies continue their hot streak, even if their offense is virtually nonexistent. They received excellent starting pitching from Cole Hamels, who pitched seven shutout innings.
With a record 28 straight quality starts at home, the St. Louis Cardinals hoped to ride Adam Wainwright to a victory against the Cincinnati Reds. Wainwright struggled early (as did the Cardinals defense) as the Reds jumped out to an early 3-0 lead.
There were just six games on tap in MLB on Thursday (only two in the National League), one of which being a makeup game. The makeup game pitted the Philadelphia Phillies at Coors Field against the wild card chasing Colorado Rockies.
The St. Louis Cardinals continue their road woes as they lost their series in Washington. The Nationals beat Cardinals ace 1b Adam Wainwright 4-2 on Sunday.
The Philadelphia Phillies had a chance to pick up a game on the National League East division-leading Atlanta Braves after the Braves lost again to the Colorado Rockies.