Monday, March 23, 2009

Phillies putting a world of hurt on Yankees

The defending world series champion Phillies got off to a slow start, but a four run sixth inning against Yankees starter Chien-Ming Wang and reliever Brian Bruney has put them ahead, possibly for good. In the bottom of the seventh inning, the Phillies lead it 8-2.

Wang had a 2-1 lead after five innings, but left trailing 3-2. Bruney then allowed a 2-run home run to Matt Stairs to give the Phils a 5-2 advantage.

Dan Giese, battling for the long man spot, has gotten roughed up in the seventh. He's allowed three runs, including a home run by former Yankee Miguel Cairo.

UPDATE - 4:18 PM

It's a final- Phillies 8 Yankees 3

John Rodriguez brought home the Yankees final run in the ninth inning with a pinch-hit RBI single.

Box Score


  1. MVP of the game: J.A. Happ
    I believe you deserve some kind of award when it takes you 11 pitches to strike out another pitcher who did not even swing his bat twice.

  2. I'm sure the Yankees want to wait and see how he rebounds from the injury, but guys who don't strike out hitters don't get the same respect either.

    If Wang has a big year they'll end up paying big in the end.

  3. Now Joel Sherman wants the Yankees to trade Wang and Cano for Halladay.
    Is it just my illusion or does he really hate to see Wang in pinstripes?

  4. It certainly sounds that way. I love Halladay, but easier there Joel. Let's hope Cano hits .310 with 15-20 dingers this year and stays awake all year.