Today the Phils will take on the Nationals at home for the first of a 3 game series. With any luck the Phils can sweep this series also and get some serious momentum going right into the series with the Mets. Here is the scouting report, Franzke and LA make the call, and Douche of the Day.
Phillies: Blanton is still searching for his first victory of 2009. In three starts, the right-hander has given up 25 hits and 13 earned runs. Blanton was effective against the Brewers in his last start, on Wednesday, allowing eight hits and three earned runs in six innings. In his previous start against the Nationals, he also surrendered eight hits and three earned runs. He’s been keeping the Phillies in the game, but one pitch here and there has hurt. Against the Brewers, it was a solo homer to J.J. Hardy in the fifth inning. Against the Nationals, it was a three-run shot to Adam Dunn in the first.
Nationals: Martis threw six innings and gave up three runs — two earned — on six hits against the Braves on Tuesday. All three runs were scored in the first inning. Martis was able to get two quick outs, but then he walked Chipper Jones and Brian McCann. Casey Kotchman followed and doubled to right-center field to bring home Jones. Jeff Francoeur came to the plate and hit a ground ball to shortstop Alberto Gonzalez, who threw the ball past first baseman Nick Johnson to score McCann and Kotchman. It was smooth sailing after that. Martis blanked the Braves and gave up four hits over the next five innings.
They must be extremely desperate to give you, a walking case of herpes that looks like a rubber duck, your own show, douche.