Werth Every Penny

Despite the offensive struggles, this team doesn't quit. They never give up. They aren't trying to lose.

And that was the case last night against the Washington Nationals.

Joe Blanton got the start, and he lasted just 5 innings. He gave up 4 earned runs on 8 hits. He walked just 1, and struck out 3.

But the Phillies were down 4-1 when Blanton was lifted for a pinch hitter in the bottom of the 5th.

The Phillies got things started thanks to Shane Victorino. Victorino was on first base and catcher Jesus Flores snap threw to first base to try and pick him off. However the throw got away, went into the outfield and Victorino headed for third. However, Victorino had to go back to first. Apparently, umpire Joe West interfered with the catchers arm as he threw to first.

Victorino would end up on third anyway. Greg Dobbs hit a bloop single and Victorino went first to third easily. He would later score.

It was tied at 4 in the 8th when Jayson Werth hit a hanging breaking ball through the blown in wind. He crushed it. Off the bat he looked like it was going into the upper deck, but the wind pushed it in just a few rows behind the fence.

Brad Lidge would close the doors for his 31st save of the year. He is perfect in save opportunities.


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