Carlos Monasterios may indeed be the future of this organization (as we mentioned earlier, so trumpets Mr. LA SF), but he unfortunately wasn't the August 31 2010 of this organization, as Monasterios gave up 5 ER over 2.0 IP across a short 40-pitch stint. He left in the third inning having not recorded an out and leaving two on, and Ramon Troncoso promptly left a meatball for Ryan Howard, hungry for a home run after a 13-game drought, to place over the centerfield wall for the Phils' second three-run HR of the game. Sigh.
Free James Loney got a two-run HR of his own in the sixth to bring the Dodgers within two, but Jonathan Broxton, entering the game with the bases juiced in the seventh and two out, pitches two 94-mph fastballs out of the zone so Carlos Ruiz could establish timing--only to follow with a 93-mph fastball in the zone that Ruiz bangs to left for a two-RBI single. 8-4, game set match.
Kenley Jansen pinch hit in the fifth for Troncoso and got a hit, so there's that. That makes him about 800 points ahead of Mark Sweeney.