Happ came into the game today losing two straight. Today he came in firing. He had a CG
shutout allowing 4 hits walking only 2 and he had 10 k’s. The location of his fastball was great keeping it low and on the corners. What I liked is he wasn’t afraid to pitch a high fastball when he had 2 strikes on a batter. Also the phils bats woke up getting 7 runs on 11 hits. They had 3 HR today and thats the way phils get runs with the long ball. There was only one run that was not scored on a home run and that was a RBI single by Ryan Howard. Tomorrow Cliff Lee pitches for the first time at Citizens Bank park. Cliff Lee had a CG last start and looked outstanding. Rockies will have Sinkerballer Aaron Cook who went 6.2 innings allowing 3 runs. He has a 3.88 era and is 10-3. The phils if they hit like they did today should have no problem getting three runs off this guy. With Lee pitching three runs should get them a win.
Just some side notes Pedro Martinez went six innings giving up 4 runs on 5 hits but he had 11 k’s and no walks. Pedro is probably going to make one more rehab start and then the phillies will have to make a tough decision on what to do with the rotation. Harry Kalas Wall of Fame ceremony will be Friday at 6:30 on Comcast Sportsnet