Originally posted on Philliedelphia  |  Last updated 6/3/12
Today Joe Blanton will aim to make right on the mound as he takes on the Miami Marlins. Just a few weeks ago Joe Blanton was pitching as if he were a Cy Young candidate, but in his last three starts he's been back down to Earth and has not been effective. With the series tied one-a-piece the Phillies are looking to take the series from Miami a second time this season. Joe Blanton (4-5, 5.05 ERA) will make his 11th start of the season, and his second against the Marlins. In Blanton's first seven starts he had a 4-2 record with a 2.81 ERA, but in his past three Blanton is 0-2 with a 12.51 ERA. The skyrocketed numbers seem to have Blanton going back to his "normal self" right when Roy Halladay goes to the DL. In Blanton's last start on Tuesday against the Mets, he was lit up with six runs on nine hits over 5 innings in a losing effort. Blanton has allowed 19 earned runs in his last three starts (13 2/3 innings). Back on April 12, Blanton tossed seven strong innings against the Marlins...
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