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Sunday, April 11, 2010
The Phillies went into today's game with the knowledge that they were facing the best Astros pitcher that they've seen so far. Roy Oswalt did not disappoint. He kept his Astros team close, but it was the pitching of the Phillies pitcher named Roy that kept the Phillies on top in this classic pitcher's duel. The Phillies earned they first sweep of the season vs. Houston with the 2-1 win today.
Not too much offense by the Phils in the win, but it was good enough to earn the sweep. Jimmy Rollins led off the game with a home run. In the second inning, Raul Ibanez scored from third on a Carlos Ruiz ground out to Pedro Feliz at third, after Pedro made the only play he could and threw the ball to first base for the out.
One of the things that I noticed while watching some of the games was how bad Pedro Feliz looked against his old team. He played first base, and chased a pop foul that he couldn't grab, and he got thrown out at second base on a strikeout, throw out double play by the Phils on Sunday.
Halladay goes to 2-0 in his quest for 20 or more wins as many have predicted. He had 8 strikeouts and his ERA is .056 so far this season.