Okay, okay, I’m sorry I said Ryan Howard is the most overrated player in baseball. Sheesh.
Howard hit a solo homer in the second to give the Phillies the lead, then after the Braves tied it on a solo homer from Diaz, hit a three-run homer in the sixth to finish off the scoring. Javier Vazquez looked really good — except against Howard. He struck out seven, and gave up just four other hits.
The Braves drew six walks against Happ, but could only muster three hits. Of course, you had your share of line drives hit right at the infielders, something I am rapidly tiring of. Happ only struck out four. He’s doing it with smoke and mirrors and sooner or later he’s going to get killed, but it’s not yet.
McLouth is out with his hamstring thing again. Gosh, we wouldn’t want to put him on the DL or anything, he might be able to limp out there for a couple of games next week.