Joe Blanton allowed seven runs (six earned) over 4 1/3 innings in taking the loss in the Phillies' 7-5 loss to the Red Sox. (Photo courtesy of Yahoo.com)
It was a game that featured a little bit of everything. For the Phillies, it defined tough luck.
The Phillies had to do something they hadn't done in quite a while: play from behind. The problem was that once they worked their way out of a hole, they dug a bigger one.
It was not a good night for the starter, as Joe Blanton never found his form. It is a night of positives all the way around for the rest of the Phillies, but the result is not the desired one, as the winning streak is over for the Phillies.
This one started on a bad note immediately, as Joe Blanton served up a solo home run to Mike Aviles to lead off the ballgame. It was the first time in eight games that the Phillies allowed the first run of the game.
Things didn't get much better after that, as Blanton allowed two more runs in the second on a personal error a...