Originally written on Buzz On Broad  |  Last updated 5/24/12

Final: Phillies 10, Cardinals 9.

WP: Raul Valdes (1-0)

LP: Fernando Salas (0-3)

SV: Jonathan Papelbon (13)

The 2012 season of Joe Blanton has been quite the story.  In his first seven starts, he held a quality 2.81 ERA. In his last two starts (8.2 IP) however, he has allowed 13 runs and six home runs on 19 total hits.

After a combined offensive production of 33 hits between the two teams, the Phillies ultimately prevailed, winning by a final score of 10-9.

  • David Freese's 7th inning home run against Chad Qualls, at 456 feet, was the second-longest in Busch Stadium III history.
  • Of the Phillies' 18 hits tonight, 12 have come with two outs.

Attendance: 40,135

Starting Pitching Summary:
  • Joe Blanton: 4.1 IP, 10 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO, 2 HR, 4.55 ERA
  • Jake Westbrook: 3.2 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 3 BB, 4 SO, 0 HR, 3.21 ERA

In the 'Pen:

  • Brandon Dickson (4th, 5th): 1.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO, 0 HR, 0.00 ERA
  • Raul Valdes (5th): 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO, 0 HR, 0.00 ERA
  • Fernando Salas (6th): 1.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO, 0 HR, 6.32 ERA
  • Chad Qualls (6th, 7th): 1.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO, 1 HR, 4.32 ERA
  • Victor Marte (7th, 8th): 1.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO, 1 HR, 3.98 ERA
  • Jake Diekman (7th): 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO, 0 HR, 7.20 ERA
  • Mitchell Boggs (8th, 9th): 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO, 0 HR, 2.29 ERA
  • Antonio Bastardo (8th): 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO, 0 HR, 1.98 ERA
  • Jonathan Papelbon (9th): 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO, 0 HR, 2.45 ERA

    Scoring Summary:

    Top of the 1st

    • (Phillies 1, Cardinals 0): Shane Victorino grounds into a force out. Placido Polanco scores.
    • (Phillies 2, Cardinals 0): Ty Wigginton singles on a ground ball to center fielder Skip Schumaker. Hunter Pence scores.
    • (Phillies 4, Cardinals 0): Freddy Galvis singles on a ground ball to center fielder Skip Schumaker. Shane Victorino, Ty Wigginton score.
    Top of the 2nd
    • (Phillies 6, Cardinals 0): Shane Victorino doubles (10) on a line drive to center fielder Skip Schumaker. Hunter Pence, Carlos Ruiz score.
    Bottom of the 3rd
    • (Phillies 6, Cardinals 1): Matt Holliday grounds out. Jake Westbrook scores.
    • (Phillies 6, Cardinals 2): Carlos Beltran singles on a line drive to center fielder Shane Victorino. Skip Schumaker scores.
    • (Phillies 6, Cardinals 3): David Freese doubles (7) on a fly ball to center fielder Shane Victorino. Carlos Beltran scores.
    • (Phillies 6, Cardinals 4): Yadier Molina singles on a ground ball to center fielder Shane Victorino. David Freese scores.
    Top of the 5th
    • (Phillies 7, Cardinals 4): Placido Polanco singles on a line drive to right fielder Carlos Beltran. Freddy Galvis scores.
    Bottom of the 5th
    • (Phillies 7, Cardinals 5): Matt Holliday homers (10) on a flu ball to left field.
    • (Phillies 7, Cardinals 7): Yadier Molina homers (6) on a fly ball to center field. David Freese scores.
    Top of the 6th
    • (Phillies 8, Cardinals 7): Freddy Galvis singles on a line drive to center fielder Shane Robinson. Shane Victorino scores.
    • (Phillies 9, Cardinals 7): Mike Fontenot singles on a line drive to left fielder Matt Holliday. Ty Wigginton scores.
    Bottom of the 7th
    • (Phillies 9, Cardinals 8): David Freese homers (10) on a fly ball to center field.
    Top of the 8th
    • (Phillies 10, Cardinals 8): Ty Wigginton homers (3) on a fly ball to center field.
    Bottom of the 8th
    • (Phillies 10, Cardinals 9): Skip Schumaker out on a sacrifice fly to left fielder John Mayberry. Steven Hill scores.
      What's Next:
      • Friday, May 25, 2012; 8:15 pm EST
      • Philadelphia Phillies (23-23) at St. Louis Cardinals (25-20)
      • Cliff Lee (0-2, 2.66 ERA) vs. Kyle Lohse (5-1, 2.91 ERA)
      • TV: CSN
      • Radio: 1210 WPHT, 94 WIP

      Matt Rappa is a contributor for Buzz on Broad. You can find him on Twitter at @mattrappa.

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