There were moans and groans coming from the fans knowing that after Roy Halladay’s shelling and Jamie Moyer’s most recent debacle of a start that Wednesday’s game was not going to look good. Well we were all wrong as Moyer pitched eight innings of great baseball to lead the Phillies to a 6-3 win in the Bronx over the red-hot Yankees.
The 47-year-old lefty allowed only two runs on three hits and a walk while striking out five in eight innings. The two runs he allowed were solo homers by Robinson Cano and Jorge Posada. Moyer earned his 265th win on the same day as his 24th year anniversary of his first career win as well.
The Phillies scored six runs on only six hits. Shane Victorino hit a three-run triple off A.J. Burnett in the second inning and Ryan Howard and Jayson Werth hit back-to-back homers in the third inning.
Burnett, who was rocked for six runs in his last start against the Phillies in game five of the World Series, was tagged for six runs on six hits and four walks in only 3 1/3 innings pitched. The Yankees bull pen came in and pitched 5 2/3 of hitless, one-walk baseball.
Brad Lidge struck out the first to batters in the ninth. But Alex Rodriguez gave Yankees some hope when he hit a two-out RBI double with two strikes on him to make it a 6-3 game. Cano followed up with another two-strike hit to put runners on the corners. But Lidge sat down Posada to end the game.
3B: Victorino (7). HR: Howard (11), Werth (11).