Top Moment #11: Phillies Rebound from Slow Start in NLDS Game One

Posted by Amanda Orr, Sat, January 14, 2012 08:00 AM | Comments: 5
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As Lance Berkman sent Roy Halladay’s offering deep into the right field seats, the hearts of Phillies fans sank.  It seemed like the game was over, but any true Phillies fan knows never to doubt their team.

Despite the three-spot in the first inning, Halladay pitched magnificently as he settled down.  The pitch to Berkman was the only mistake he made the entire night.  Unfortunately, Kyle Lohse was retiring batter after batter.  Luckily, that all changed in the sixth inning.

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By the blink of an eye, the Phillies took the lead.  Ryan Howard’s towering three-run home run put the Phillies up by one.  Two batters later, Raul Ibanez added to the madness by crushing a two-run bomb of his own.

Then, it turned into a laugher.  The Phillies continued to add on runs.  Howard, Victorino, Ibanez, and Pence each contributed RBIs.

Michael Stutes surrendered three runs in the ninth inning, but the Cardinals still didn’t stand a chance as the Phillies pounded out double digits in their 11-6 win.

Halladay and Howard brought their A-game to the first game in the Division Series.  Obviously, the series did not end the way the Phillies would have liked, but the Game 1 victory remains a memorable moment from the 2011 season.

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  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    And then they won the world series.
    It was the 5th in a row

    Continuing success

    It is why they saddled you with Utley Howard and Rollins in 2012.
    Just continuing success.

    It isnt like they lost earlier in 2009 2010 and 2011


  • Posts: 0 Tom

    Unfortunately, then came the LaRussa/Jerry Meals fiasco in Game 2!! Still can’t believe that MLB allowed one of the worst umps in the league to be part of the playoffs…then they gave him to us!! UGH!!!!

  • Posts: 2897 Chuck A.

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    And ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls….. another insightful, informative, intelligent and overall fulfilling post from the great Andrew From Waldorf. My, how he had made my Saturday…

  • Posts: 0 Phillies fan from Germany

    Andrew, you really have no idea about baseball…

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