Found April 20, 2012 on Buzz On Broad:

For the second consecutive night, the Phillies benefited from a strong outing from their starting pitcher. Cliff Lee's wasted historic night against the Giants last night was no deterrent for Vance Worley to pick up where Lee left off.

I think Vance's stat line speaks for itself:

7.0 IP, 4 H, 3 W, and 11 SO.

You read that correctly... 11 strikeouts. Worley was straight dealing and the Padres simply didn't have an answer for what he was blowing by them. His command was impressive, his location was spot on, and you can tell he's starting to get more comfortable implementing some of the changes to his game during spring training.

Nice to see the kid get his first win of the season and improve to 1-1 on the year.

The pitching dominance continued in the 8th and 9th innings, with Chad Qualls taking care of business to set up Jonathan Papelbon for his 4th save of the season.

Paps had 1 walk and 1 strikeout in the bottom of the 9th and allowed no hits.

While it was a damn shame the offense couldn't offer some run support for Lee last night, it was nice to see the offense plate enough guys to get the win. When your opponents aren't scoring, all it takes is 1, and right now the Phillies will take what they can get.

The team was able to compile another measly 6 hits, and only manufactured 1 run themselves.

The first run came in the 1st inning when JRoll got Juan Pierre home with a sac fly. From what I hear, chicks dig the sac fly. Hey, whatever works, right?

The game didn't see another run til the top of the 9th when Hunter Pence got on base, was worked to 3rd, and came home on a passed ball. We're grasping at anything right now to get some life injected into this offense... hopefully they can build on the limited flashes of brilliance they've shown this season.

Either way, the win over the Padres was their 12th straight at Petco Park. That's the longest active winning streak for any road team over the same opponent.

The Fightin's move to 6-7 on the year, and will be back in action again tomorrow night, Saturday night, and Sunday night against the Padres to finish out their weekend series. This is the 2nd series of this West Coast swing.


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