Found May 15, 2012 on Buzz On Broad:

Joe Blanton Leads Phillies to 5-1 win. 

Phillies vs. Astros 5/14/12 Quick Hits:

  • Blanton allowed six hits, one run, one walk and struck out seven in seven innings to improve to 4-3 with a 2.96 ERA.
  • Blanton allowed only two base runners to reach second base through the first seven innings and retired 12 of 13 batters until Marwin Gonzalez hit a leadoff home run  in the eighth inning to make it 3-1.
  • Freddy Galvis continues to look strong as he batted in two runs in tonight's victory.  Both RBI's came off singles that lead to Polanco scoring.  
  • Placido Polanco scored three runs in the game and capped the night off with a two-run home run for his 2000th career hit.  
  • Phillies look to have their first three game win streak of the year in tomorrows game against the Astros

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Phillies' Worley placed on DL

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Phillies Walk Off On Pence Home Run

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Philadelphia Phillies: 2012 ERA for the NL East at game 37

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Out of the Batter's Box - A toast to Placido Polanco's 2,000th hit

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Polanco Hits A Milestone

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Bryce Harper's Howard & Other Stuff

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