Rally in 9th Not Enough

Down by two, the Phillies rallied to tie the game in the ninth inning. However, it wasn't enough for the Phillies who lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers, 5-3.

Cole Hamels dominated in the 7 innings he pitched. He allowed 2 runs, just 1 earned. He struck out nine, walked one, and allowed 7 hits.

Chad Billigsley was just as dominating. In 7 innings, he allowed just one run on three hits and four walks.

Brad Lidge continued his struggles, surrendering an earned run in the ninth inning.

Jonathan Broxton came out to close the game for the Dodgers, but with two strikes, two outs and two on, Carlos Ruiz smoked a double to right field. Greg Dobbs scored tying the game at three.

Russell Martin and James Loney each had RBI doubles off Chad Durbin with two outs in the tenth and the Dodgers retook the lead.

The Phillies couldn't rally back in the tenth. Instead, they took the series loss to the Dodgers.

Call of the day: In 2008, the Phillies rallied in the ninth and Pedro Feliz hit a walk off double.
"Smoked down the left field line, going ALL the way down to the
corner! Here comes Jenkins, being waved around. The throw to the
plate.. he's safe at home plate! Phillies win 4-3, with a four run 9th
inning! Pedro Feliz with a big game winning double. Jenkins was
flying around third, scored the winning run. What a comeback by the
Phils. The led the majors in comeback from behind wins next year, and they
have several this year and they come back 3-0 in the ninth inning to win it
4-3. Wow."


Jay Ballz said...

That was a tough game. Ya felt like they were gonna waste a great Hamels starts, then they do the usual Phillie thing and get to Broxton. Then the bullpen blew it.

The pitching remains a big concern. Need more clutch hitting too.

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