Phillies End Road Trip with Comeback over D’Backs

Posted by Pat Gallen, Sun, May 12, 2013 07:36 PM | Comments: 9
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Just the way they drew it up, I’m sure.

The Phillies somehow, someway, come away with a 4-2, 10-inning victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks, finishing off their seven-game road trip 4-3.

Kyle Kendrick threw seven strong innings, again, but did not factor in the decision. He was hurt, as Phillies pitchers seem to be so often this season, by the lack of an offense. However, KK lowered his ERA to 2.47.  Brandon McCarthy, he of the 6.75 ERA going into the game, shut them down over eight innings. But everything changed when Arizona went to the bullpen.

Heath Bell allowed two runs on doubles by Chase Utley and Delmon Young, then an RBI single by Dom Brown to tie it at two. Then in the 10th, off a lefty who had not allowed a run all season – Matt Reynolds – Ryan Howard deposited a two-run single for the W.

Maddening. Frustrating. It all applies to the team. They win the first two of the road trip, the first against Cy Young candidate Madison Bumgarner, then lose three straight, then win the final two. They scored 12 runs the first two games, then 13 runs over the final five.

This team is impossible to figure out right now. But alas, they do what they had to do, and that’s win more than they lost on a tough road swing out west.

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  • Posts: 0 Jaron B

    They don’t walk. They’d be in a lot better shape if they walked some more. What was that stat… .320 OBP or lower and you’re most likely out of the playoffs?

  • Posts: 0 Bart Shart

    Ryan Howard might need glasses. Has anybody checked his eyesight lately. OR if he wears contacts, he might need a change in prescription. He has been swinging and missing by a wide margin lately.

    • Posts: 0 Ryne Duren

      Lately Bart? lol He’s about as frustrating as it can get watching him at the plate. Yesterda I had to run out to the store and was listening on the radio. Howard comes up and swings and misses at the fist pitch, L.A. says with a disgusting tone in his voice. ” what the heck is he swinging at?”: that wasn’t even close to being a strike! So, like you bart, I too think he needs to have his eyes checked. along with the whole line up I might add. lol

    • Posts: 0 Ryne Duren

      Did anyone notice that when he got his 2 rbi hit to right it was the exact same spot that he hit a ball the previous game only nobody on so they had the shift on and it went on one hop to the second baeman and he got thrown out at first. maybe these guys ought to get on base more often some how to give the piece a chance when he does make contact. Hey there ya go!
      ” Give piece a chance” has a good ring to it.

  • Posts: 0 Phillies fan from Germany

    Big win. Absolutely inexplicable why Gibson let Bell face our Lefties Utley, Howard and Brown only because it is a save situation. In-game managing in MLB is terrible a lot of times. This time good for us.

  • Posts: 3073 Chuck A.

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    And the ridiculous hate for Chris Wheeler continues on….

  • Posts: 0 brooks

    Numerous times throughout the broadcast, as annoying as he can get Wheels actually commented that the Phils should be crushing this pitcher as everyone else in the league has been.
    As true as the statement was, Wheels was begginning to sound like AFW (or me) repeating the same thing over and over again – going on about how the offense was just flat. Given past performances, I fully expected that when the Phils finally did reach the D’backs BP the same scenario would hold true and there would be no blips of life displayed but shades of yesteryear they did come through.
    What next? Cole Hammels pitching steadily? Oh my Gawd…

  • Posts: 0 brooks

    McCarthy is a professional but, I would bet a beer that he gets hammered again and again and again – just not by us.

  • Posts: 0 Ryne Duren

    I had mentioned that to my boys before the game started. I heard the pregame on the radio and they were talking up KK about only 5 or 6 pitchers in the last 29 years have had 7 quality starts of 6 or 7 + inn. of 2 runs or less, and then they were talking about the phils bats should come to life cause the D-backs pitcher was 0-3 with a high 6.00 era and teams have been hitting him hard.
    As soon as I walked into my house I told my boys what they were saying on the radio pregame and they laughed. I said don’t worry KK will give up some runs today and we’ll make this guys career get back on track. Well we did but KK held em after that first inn. kudos to Krendrick.

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