Blanton On Hill for Rubbermatch

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St. Louis Cardinals (53-47) at Philadelphia Phillies (55-40)
Todd Wellemeyer (7-8, 5.68 ERA) vs. Joe Blanton (6-4, 4.24 ERA)

Joe Blanton and Todd Wellemeyer are on the hill for the rubbermatch game of the series. Numbers-wise, the edge goes to Joe Blanton and the Phillies.

Blanton has improved each start. Blanton started the season 2-3 with a 7.11 ERA. Since, he is 4-1 with a 2.43 ERA. Blanton says the difference may be the improvement in his changeup.

On the other hand, Wellemeyer has struggled, and has a 6.44 ERA in his last eight starts. Chase Utley has Wellemeyer in his book. He is 4-for-8 with 2 home runs against him.

A win today would give the Phillies 9,001 all-time regular season wins.


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