Roy Oswalt is the first Phillies pitcher to win 3 games. He didn’t seem to have any discomfort in San Diego. Oswalt had a ‘no hitter’ going into the bottom of the 5th inning.
The game in San Diego last night looked as if the Phillies were playing a minor league team. The fielding and offense of the Padres was not up to par, as the Phillies cruised to victory. The Phils only needed 3 runs to win this one, 3-0.
A few misplayed balls in the outfield by San Diego really started them off badly, even though the Phillies had a little luck. Placido Polonco was clearly out at third base after a misplayed ball was finally relayed into third base. The umpire saw the play differently and called Polonco safe.
The offense of the Phillies consisted of two home runs, one from Ben Francisco (3) and another from Brian Schneider (2) both coming in the 2nd inning. The Phillies scored another run on a sacrifice fly by Ben Francisco that scored Placido Polonco. The ball Francisco hit was dropped by right fielder, Chris Denorfia, one of many gaffs by Padres fielders last night.
Jose Contreras picked up his 5th Save to close this one out, and Antonio Bastardo looked strong with 2 strikeouts.
Game 2 against the Padres tonight at 10:05 PM local time. It’s Good Friday!