CG For Happ

As seen on Phillies Nation.

The last time Charlie Manuel called for a team meeting, Cole Hamels responded by striking out 15 batters in 9 innings. A 20 minute meeting was held on Friday night due to an embarrassing Phillies slump. Today, J.A Happ responded with a complete game shutout.

The Phillies scored early and often, pounding ten runs onto the Blue Jays. They rocked rookie Brad Mills for eight runs in four innings.

Jayson Werth went 4-for-4 with two home runs, a double, and a walk. He was a triple shy of the cycle. Werth's first home run came in the first inning, a moon shot that landed in the fifth deck of the Rogers Centre.

Pedro Feliz also homered and Ryan Howard went 3-for-4 with a RBI, walk, and two runs scored.

The Phillies couldn't have asked for a better, or more timely, outing from Happ. He was brilliant, and gave the tired bullpen much needed rest. He threw 100 pitches in his first career shutout. He gave up only five hits, but was able to get key double plays. He did not walk a batter and struck out four.

The 10-0 victory was exactly what the Phillies needed; an offensive outburst, terrific pitching, but more importantly, a win.

Call of the Day: Jayson Werth destroys the Blue Jays. Last year he tied a franchise record for most RBI in one game.

"Long drive! Is it a salami? Yes! Way outta here!
Grand slam home run Jayson Werth, who now has knocked in seven run and the
Phillies are pounding the Toronto Blue Jays. It is 8-nothing Phils.
Not a bad night for Mr. Werth."


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