I would measure modest progress tonight as the Phillies "Not getting their asses kicked." Respectable, dignified defeat perhaps? I'm a simple man.
The Phillies face lefty rookie star Jaime Garcia, he of the 2.27 ERA but likely impossible-to-maintain 3.3% HR/FB rate. He'll be opposed by Joe Blanton, he of the ghoulish 6.21 ERA and cramp-inducing 10.7% HR/FB rate.
Discuss the game below.
@ St. Louis Cardinals
Wednesday, Jul 21, 2010, 8:15 PM EDT
Joe Blanton vs Jaime Garcia
Partly cloudy,rain. Winds blowing out to center field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 85.
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|2010 - Joe Blanton||3-5||14||14||0||0||0||0||87.0||108||63||60||16||21||59||6.21||1.48|
|2010 - Jaime Garcia||8-4||21||18||0||0||0||0||103.0||93||32||26||4||41||84||2.27||1.30|