Jay’s Day

After the spectacular catch he made in the top of the second inning in which he followed-up with a base hit in the bottom half, it seemed like it was going to be Jay Bruce’s day. Bruce went 2-for-4, including the two-run blast that ultimately won the game for the Reds by a score of 4-3. Halladay pitched a complete game loss.

Bruce’s two runs followed up Joey Votto’s solo shot in the sixth and Orlando Cabrera’s RBI single in the seventh off of Doc. Votto’s homer was his 18th as he’s trying to make a case for himself to fans and opposing manager Charlie Manuel that he should be an all star.

Halladay once again didn’t get any run support from his offense. He pitched all eight innings, allowing four runs on 13 hits, two of which were home runs, no walks and 10 strike outs. Doc fell to 9-7, mostly due to a lack of run support.

Dane Sardinha hit a three-run bomb in the fourth that gave the Phillies a 3-0 lead on Aaron Harang. Shane Victorino had a two-hit day for the Phillies. Johnny Gomes and Brandon Phillips had two-hit days as well for the Reds.

HR: Sardinha (2).

WP: Rhodes (3-2). LP: Halladay (9-7). S: F. Cordero (21).

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