Kyle Kendrick went seven scoreless against the St. Louis Cardinals. For serious.
The troubled right-hander surrendered just six hits in those seven innings, walking two and striking out three, as the Phillies grabbed the third game in this four game set.
Cardinals starter Brad Penny, who had not surrendered a home run all season, gave up two in the span of three innings - a two run shot to Placido Polanco in the fourth inning, and a solo shot to Shane Victorino in the sixth. The Phillies added an insurance run in the seventh on a pinch double from Greg Dobbs. The game wasn't all smooth sailing for the Phillies, as shortstop Juan Castro was removed from the game after experiencing a leg injury while legging out an infield hit in the seventh.
The Cuban Connection -- Danys Baez and Jose Contreras -- pitched two perfect innings to finish the game.
The Phillies pitching staff was once again able to neutralize Albert Pujols, surrendering just a single and a walk in four plate appearances.
Roy Halladay gets the ball in tomorrow's matinee series finale. The Cardinals will counter with former Phillie Kyle Lohse.