Blanton and Burrell Bang Brew Crew

Joe Blanton handled the pitching and Pat Burrell added most of the offensive punch as the Phillies beat Milwaukee to win their best-of-five NLDS series.

The Phillies played some long ball Sunday beating Milwaukee 6-2 by launching four home runs. Jimmy Rollins, Pat Burrell and Jayson Werth took part in the long ball parade and it started when Rollins led off the game with a solo home run to right field to put the Phillies up 1-0.

In the third, Burrell and Werth went back-to-back with Burrell lifting a three-run shot into the left field seats and Werth following with a monster shot over the Milwaukee bullpen in left-center. When the inning was over, the Phillies held a 5-0 lead. Burrell would later hit a solo home run in the eight inning to cap the Phillies scoring.

From there, Blanton just completely took over on the mound and at one point, put down 10 Brewers hitters in a row before giving up a fifth inning single to J.J. Hardy. The Brewers were unable to get to Blanton through six innings, but Prince Fielder led off the bottom of the seventh with a solo home run to get Milwaukee on the board. Hardy then followed with a single to right and ended Blanton's day.

Ryan Madson came on and threw two innings, giving up one earned run as Milwaukee cut the deficit to 6-2 in the bottom of the eighth. Brad Lidge came on and put away the Brewers in the ninth to clinch the victory.

The win puts the Phillies into the National League Championship Series where they will face the Los Angeles Dodgers who swept the Chicago Cubs in three games. The NLCS will begin Thursday in Philadelphia. The two teams took turns sweeping each other on their home turf during the season, splitting the eight games that they played against each other. Cole Hamels will be the likely starter for the Phillies in the series opener and it figures that he'll be followed by Brett Myers, Jamie Moyer and Joe Blanton in the best-of-seven series.


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