|Team||W-L||R||R/G||NL Rank R||OPS (NL)||SB||CS|
|Team||W-L||RA||RA/G||NL Rank RA||Starter ERA||Pen ERA|
|TOR||21-22||163||3.79||X||3.69 (x)||3.18 (x)|
|PHI||23-19||187||4.35||T-8||4.69 (T-11)||2.63 (1)|
There are a lot of fans having trouble getting excited about the return of Interleague play, but Jayson Werth did his best to inject his own brand of excitement into a rain-soaked game last night. Werth hit a three-run homer and a grand slam in his first two at-bats and added a solo shot in the fifth. His eight RBI paced the Phils to an easy win in the first game of their set against the Blue Jays.
The Phillies beat the Toronto Blue Jays last night, winning 10-3 to improve to 24-19 on the season.
Moyer got the start for the Phillies and went 6 2/3 innings, allowing three runs on seven hits and two walks. One of the hits went for extra-bases, a double. He struck out five.
Alex Rios singled with two outs in the first, but Burrell threw him out trying to stretch it into a double.
Moyer threw a 1-2-3 second and a 1-2-3 third.
He started the fourth up 8-0. Aaron Hill singled with one out and came around to score when Rios followed with a double to left-center. 8-1. Scott Rolen brought Rios in with a single to center to make it 8-2 before Matt Stairs struck out for the second out. Shannon Stewart singled to right and Rolen went to second. Lyle Overbay grounded to second to leave both runners stranded.
Moyer threw a 1-2-3 fifth.
Rolen walked with two outs in the sixth, but Stairs struck out behind him.
Overbay singled with one out in the seventh and went to second on a passed ball. Greg Zaun walked and lefty Brad Wilkerson hit for the pitcher Jesse Litsch. Wilkerson flew to right for the second out before Marcus Scutaro singled to right. Overbay scored and the Phillies’ lead was cut to 10-3. With men on first and third and two down, Durbin came in to pitch to the righty Hill and got him to foul out to Coste to end the frame.
Durbin threw a 1-2-3 eighth.
Condrey pitched the ninth. Overbay singled with one out and was forced out at second when Zaun followed and grounded out to first. Joe Inglett hit for the pitcher Brian Tallet and singled, moving Zaun to second. Scutaro grounded to short to end the game.
The pen throws another 2 1/3 scoreless innings. Durbin saves Moyer’s line by getting Hill in the eighth and dropped his ERA on the year to 1.42. Condrey and Durbin both threw 18 pitches in the game.
The Phillies lineup against lefty David Purcey went (1) Rollins (2) Victorino (3) Utley (4) Howard (5) Burrell (6) Werth (7) Feliz (8) Coste. Victorino in right, Werth in center. Coste catches again, getting his third straight start behind the plate.
The Phils went 1-2-3 in the first.
Howard and Burrell walked to start the second before Werth smashed an 0-1 pitch out to the opposite field. 3-0. Feliz, Coste and Moyer went down behind him.
Rollins started the third with a bunt single and moved to second when Victorino followed with a walk. First walk in 38 at-bats for Victorino. Rollins faked a steal of third and Victorino took off for second, but Rollins was still there. Victorino was tagged out for the first out with Rollins holding second. Utley singled and moved Rollins to third. Howard hit the first pitch of his at-bat into right for a single. Rollins scored and it was 4-0. Utley went to third on the single. Burrell walked to load the bases for Werth. Werth hit a 3-1 pitch this time, out to right again and nearly in the same place but a little more toward center. 8-0. Feliz grounded to third and Coste flew to left on a nice play by Kevin Mench as he caught the ball running into the wall. Mench hurt his knee on the play and the Blue Jays hit for him in the top of the fourth.
Victorino singled with two outs in the fourth, but Utley flew to center to end the inning.
With two outs in the fifth, Werth hit a 2-1 pitch out to left center to put the Phils up 9-3. Feliz struck out for the third out. Eight RBI through five innings for Werth.
Coste doubled to start the sixth but was doubled off of second when Moyer followed and hit a ball into left that was caught by Stewart. Rollins and Victorino doubled back-to-back. Rollins scored on the double by Victorino to put the Phils up 10-2. Utley struck out to leave Victorino stranded.
The Phils went 1-2-3 in the seventh. Werth popped a 3-2 pitch up to first in his bid for a four homer game.
1-2-3 in the eighth. Bruntlett hit for Durbin with two outs and popped to second.
Rollins was 2-for-4 with a double.
Victorino 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI.
Howard 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI.
Burrell 0-for-2 with two walks.
Werth 3-for-4 with three home runs and eight RBI. He now has nine home runs on the year. He hit eight in 255 at-bats last year.
Feliz was 0-for-4.
Coste 1-for-4 with a double.
Adam Eaton (0-1, 5.40) faces righty AJ Burnett (3-4, 4.94) tonight. The Phils finally get a righty after facing five left-handed starting pitchers in a row. Burnett has appeared in nine games for the Blue Jays, eight of which have been starts. In five starts away from home he’s 2-2 with a 3.15. At home he’s thrown to an 8.64 ERA. In each of the last four seasons he’s made at least 19 starts and thrown to an ERA under 4.00. Eaton has gotten an out in the sixth inning just once in his last five starts. His last time out was one of his better outings of the season as he held the Giants to two runs over five innings. He’s walking too many batters. Over his last two starts he’s thrown nine innings and allowed eight walks.