Originally written on Phillies Nation  |  Last updated 8/25/12
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For once, the Phillies did not look like the 2012 Phillies; they looked like the Phillies of old in their 4-2 victory.  They played a little small ball and the pitching was terrific.  The Phillies will go for the sweep tomorrow!

HALLADAY HAS STRONG START

- Roy Halladay pitched seven strong innings.  He gave up two earned runs, both coming from Steve Lombordozzi’s two-run single in the fifth inning.  Halladay gave up seven hits and one walk.  He struck out six.

-Halladay’s winning percentage is over .500!  He is now 8-7 with a 3.88 ERA.

MAYBERRY COMES THROUGH

-The Phillies jumped to a 2-0 lead in the first inning.  Chase Utley hit a RBI single to right field.  Then, John Mayberry Jr. singled to bring home the second run.

-With the game tied at two in the sixth inning, Mayberry smacked a fly ball into the first row of the left-center field seats.  Mayberry’s twelfth homer of the year gave the Phillies a 3-2 lead.

-The Phillies added an insurance run in the eighth inning.  Utley was hit by a pitch and stole second and third base.  Mayberry lifted a fly ball to right-center and Utley scored on the sacrifice fly.  The Phillies took a 4-2 lead.

-Mayberry finished the night 2-for-3 with three runs batted in.

GAME NOTES

-Antonio Bastardo struck out the side in the 8th inning.

-Jonathan Papelbon completed the 1-2-3 save.  He struck out two in his 29th save of the season.

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