Phillies-Blue Jays: Werth Explodes; Moyer Shuts Down Jays Bats

Rupert PupkinCorrespondent IMay 17, 2008

PHILADELPHIA—Jayson Werth, playing in his fourth consecutive game, had an absolute offensive explosion last night. He sent three balls into the seats: one for a solo shot, one for a grand slam, and one for a three-run shot.

This amazing achievement overshadowed another quality start from the Phillies' 45-year-old lefty Jamie Moyer.  Moyer surrendered just three runs in 6 2/3 innings.  The Phillies will look for another great start today when Adam Eaton takes the hill.



Scutaro, SS5011012.245
Hill, 2B4110002.268
Rios, CF4121000.260
Rolen, 3B3011100.301
Stairs, RF4000032.291
Mench, LF1000000.176
  a-Stewart, PH-LF3010010.238
Overbay, 1B4120002.271
Zaun, C3000111.255
Purcey, P1000010.000
  Litsch, P1000000.000
  b-Wilkerson, PH1000002.217
  Tallet, P0000000.000
  c-Inglett, PH1010000.316

a-Singled for Mench in the 4th. b-Lined out for Litsch in the 7th. c-Singled for Tallet in the 9th.

2B: Rios (9, Moyer).
TB: Scutaro; Hill; Rios 3; Rolen; Stewart; Overbay 2; Inglett.
RBI: Rios (17), Rolen (10), Scutaro (12).
2-out RBI: Scutaro.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Overbay; Hill; Scutaro.
Team LOB: 7.

Outfield assists: Stewart (Coste at 2nd base).
DP: (Stewart-Hill).

Rollins, SS4220000.310
Victorino, RF3021100.239
Utley, 2B4110012.315
Howard, 1B3211120.188
Burrell, LF2200200.294
  Taguchi, LF0000000.178
Werth, CF4338000.288
Feliz, 3B4000010.234
Coste, C4010010.333
Moyer, P3000011.200
  Durbin, C, P0000000.500
  a-Bruntlett, PH1000000.245
  Condrey, P0000000.000

a-Popped out for Durbin, C in the 8th.

2B: Coste (6, Litsch), Rollins (6, Litsch), Victorino (5, Litsch).
HR: Werth 3 (9, 2nd inning off Purcey, 2 on, 0 out; 3rd inning off Purcey, 3 on, 1 out; 5th inning off Litsch, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Rollins 3; Victorino 3; Utley; Howard; Werth 12; Coste 2.
RBI: Werth 8 (26), Howard (23), Victorino (7).
2-out RBI: Werth; Victorino.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Utley.
Team LOB: 2.

CS: Victorino (2, 2nd base by Purcey/Zaun).

PB: Coste (1).
Outfield assists: Burrell (Rios at 2nd base).

Purcey (L, 0-1)3.058840211.05
Moyer (W, 3-3)6.27332504.89
Durbin, C1.10000101.42

Pitches-strikes: Purcey 65-33, Litsch 49-32, Tallet 24-15, Moyer 103-55, Durbin, C 18-11, Condrey 18-12.
Ground outs-fly outs: Purcey 2-6, Litsch 1-3, Tallet 0-4, Moyer 8-6, Durbin, C 0-3, Condrey 2-0.
Batters faced: Purcey 17, Litsch 13, Tallet 6, Moyer 28, Durbin, C 4, Condrey 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Durbin, C 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Mike Winters. 1B: Paul Schrieber. 2B: Laz Diaz. 3B: Wally Bell.
Weather: 55 degrees, rain.
Wind: 9 mph, In from CF.
T: 2:28.
Att: 36,600.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner