Happy Birthday to Me
June 27, 2010
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On a day where we celebrate the birth of my awesome self, the Phillies and Jamie Moyer felt it appropriate to kick Toronto’s butt on my birthday. So yea, I’m saying I’m the reason the Phillies won today 11-2 over the Blue Jays, taking two-of-three in the road series at home.
Jimmy Rollins, Shane Victorino, and Ben Francisco each had three hits in the afternoon hitting affair. Two of Francisco’s hits were doubles as he also drove in two runs. Rollins and Dane Sardinha also drove in a pair of runs each.
Toronto’s defense shot themselves in the foot several times today, making four errors. That was their highest total since 2007 on the same day.
Moyer (9-6) gave the Phillies even quality innings where the only two runs he allowed came off of a two-run shot by Vernon Wells. That homer was the 506th home run hit off of the 47-year-old lefty, putting him in sole possession of first on the all-time list of dingers given up. Moyer also completed his 4,000 inning in the second, becoming the 40th player in major league history to do so. It was also the third time in his career he had nine wins before the all star break.
The Phillies finished 10-8 in interleague play, the most wins they had in eight years. It was also the Phillies’ fifth win in their last six games as they still trail the Braves and Mets. But the Phillies have a few games in hand and it’s only June. not a worried bone in this body.
2B: Sardinha (1), Howard (13), Victorino (10), Francisco 2 (6).
WP: Moyer (9-6). LP: Cecil (7-5).