The Phillies had a Good Pitcher (Roy Halladay) on the mound tonight, so victory was plausible. And on the first night of the Greg Gross Era, Part II, the bats decided to chime in for once.
Raul Ibanez had 3 RBIs, including a two-run double in the bottom of the fifth for the Phillies first two runs, and was followed by a Jayson Werth sacrifice fly and a two run homer by Ross Gload, giving the Fightins and Halladay more than enough run support. The Phils tacked on an insurance run in the bottom of the eighth on an Ibanez single, driving in Jimmy Rollins from second base.
Halladay, again, was masterful, going eight full innings, allowing just five hits and one walk, striking out nine. J.C. Romero pitched a scoreless ninth to shut the door.
Well that was really nice because tomorrow it's Kyle Kendrick vs. Ubaldo Jimenez. Zeets!