Streak Over

It had to end sometime. Brad Lidge's consecutive streak ended at 47, not including the postseason, the third longest streak in major league history.

Raul Ibanez gave the Phillies a 1-0 lead in the second, but it was erased by Adrian Gonzalez's two run home run an inning later.

After that, starter Brett Myers allowed just one more run. In 6.2 innings, he allowed three earned runs on six hits and four walks as he struck out six. Myers even helped himself with the bat, like he did during the 2008 postseason. He ripped a double off the right field wall, tossing the bat like he thought it was gone. He score a run, putting the Phillies within a run.

Ryan Howard tied the game at 3 with his second home run of the year. But it didn't take long for the Padres to regain the lead. In the eighth, Nick Hundley's RBI double off Ryan Madson put the Padres ahead.

However, Chase Utley's third home run of the season tied the game in the bottom of the eighth and Pedro Feliz his a sacrifice fly to give the Phillies a 5-4 lead.

Going into the ninth inning, things looked good for the Phillies with Mr. Perfect coming onto the mound. Tom McCarthy announced that Lidge had completed 47 consecutive save opportunities, and that was the end of it.

Scott Hairston got a pinch hit double, and scored on Brian Giles' ground ball to tie the game. The Phils played the tie, with the infield in, but it wouldn't matter because Lidge allowed two more baserunners and with two outs, Kevin Kouzmanoff smashed a three run home run.

Lidge would receive a standing ovation as the Phillies Phaithful recognized his streak, and that he is only human.

Heath Bell would not blow a save, as he completed his 7th save of the year and the Padres went onto win, 8-5.

Call of the day: It wasn't his most recognizable call, but to Lou Marson, it meant the world.

"Well hit, Marson is going to hit a home run. Outta Here! Lou Marson in his
major league debut has slugged a homer."

"I remember hearing the call," Marson recalled after being asked of Kalas'
call. "It was definitely an honor and was very special to me."


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