This is the type of game we wanted to see more of this year - great pitching, great hitting, solid defense. John Maine pitched 7 innings giving up just one run and 5 hits, and striking out 7. Don't you wish spring training was starting next week.
Jeff Francoeur and Daniel Murphy each hit 2 run home runs.
In other games, the Yankees are getting bombed by the Tampa Rays. It's 13 - 3 going to the 9th inning. CC Sabbathia was awful (Yankee fans are in a panic). In 2.2 innings he gave up 9 runs, 8 hits, and 5 walks.
I may have spoken too soon yesterday when i said the playoff match ups were set. In the AL Central the Tigers went into today 2 games ahead of the Twins with three games left to play. Tonight the Tigers lost and the Twins are about to win. The Tigers lead will likely be down to one game with just two to play.
In the Phillies 7 - 2 loss to the Marlins, Ryan Howard hit his 44th home run.
Jake Peavy pitched eight shutout innings, giving up just 2 hits.
The National won their 5th game in a row 6 - 3 over the Braves.
Adam Wainwright will not win his 20th game of the year tonight. He pitched 6 innings and left the game leading 6-3. But the bullpen proceeded to give 5 more runs and blow the game for Wainwright.
More tomorrow, or if not Sunday.