On an afternoon when Jayson Werth and the Phillies' offense exploded for 10 runs, J.A. Happ stole the show, using 100 pitches to go the distance and limit the Blue Jays to five hits.
Happ, a perfect 5-0 on the season, got ahead of hitters all afternoon and didn't issue a single walk. Following a closed-door meeting after last night's ugly loss, the Phillies came out and delivered one of the best all-around efforts of the season, led by Werth, who homered twice and finished 4-for-4 and a triple away from the cycle.
Beerleaguer: Just a solid, bullish, much-needed effort from the rising left-hander, whose future looks brighter with every passing turn. Today, he kept them off base and worked the strikezone early. Just a solid afternoon by the former third-round pick, who's becoming someone the Phillies can actually count on. Only the outright release of Eric Bruntlett (.129) would make Beerleaguer's day brighter.
In other news, J.C. Romero was identified as the Phillie who had an altercation with a Toronto fan. Daily News scribe David Murphy has the story. Guess we'll be seeing more Sergio Escalona sooner rather than later. [Link]