Blanton Sharp As Phillies Return to .500
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Tonight marked the 27th time in his career, out of 199 starts, that Blanton posted a game score of 69 or higher. Of course, he didn’t do it at all last year and only twice in 2010. The Phillies played incredible defense behind him, which explains why he allowed just three hits behind a paltry three strikeouts.
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If the soon-to-be free agent can prove to the baseball world that he is healthy and effective, the Phillies should have no problem finding a suitor for his services at the July 31 trading deadline, assuming the Phillies are willing to eat most of his remaining salary.