The patience problems these Phillies had yesterday against Brett Myers are not evident tonight. Through four innings, the Phils have made Wandy Rodriguez throw 73 pitches — a number that was plumped by a 25-pitch 4th inning. The Fightins got two runs off a Shane Victorino bloop hit that dropped in front of Hunter Pence. Raul Ibanez and Carlos Ruiz, who got on base via a walk and a hit by pitch, scored the 3rd and 4th runs of the game.
While Wandy will struggle to make it to the 6th inning, Cliff Lee is dealing in his second first start in a Phillies uni. A Carlos Lee (no relation) triple is all that’s keeping Cliff from dominating. 4 innings of 2-hit ball with 6 strikeouts isn’t so bad though. It’d be nice to see him reach the 8th tonight.
Phils lead 4-0 heading into the 5th.