Posted by Alex Lee, Fri, August 30, 2013 05:34 PM Comments: 6
The Phillies stormed back from a five-run deficit to beat the Cubs 6-5 at Wrigley Field on Friday afternoon in Ryne Sandberg‘s managerial debut in his old stomping grounds. Michael Young had the decisive hit, a two-out flare into right field in the ninth inning that scored Roger Bernadina and put the Phillies up for good. The go-ahead single was the exclamation point on a great day for Young. Starting at third, Young tallied four hits, two RBIs and scored a run. It was the second time this season the Phillies have come from five behind to win, the first time being on June 14 in Colorado.
The Cubs jumped on a wild and ineffective Roy Halladay early to take a 5-0 lead. The Phillies offense, behind two big Kevin Frandsen hits, came to life in the sixth and seventh innings while the bullpen shut down the Cubs over the game’s final four innings to seal the win. Jonathan Papelbon nailed down his 23rd save of the season in the ninth.
DOC ALL OVER THE PLACE AT WRIGLEY
- In short, Halladay looked awful on Friday afternoon in an outing that was very reminiscent of the worrisome starts we saw from him in March and April. For the day, Doc lasted only five innings, giving up five runs on seven hits and two walks. He lacked command with all of his pitches, and his fastball sat between 85-87 miles-per-hour throughout the start. He threw 77 pitches, only 48 of which went for strikes. Not good.
- While he only gave up one run in the first three innings – an Anthony Rizzo wind-aided home run in the first – Doc was more effectively wild than he was effective in the early going. Eventually it would catch up with him, as Nate Schierholtz hit a screaming liner over the right field fence to lead off the fourth to make it 2-0. The Cubs added five more hits and a walk in the next two innings – the biggest of which was a two-run Starlin Castro double – to make it 5-0 through five. Continue reading Young, Frandsen Key Comeback Win For Phils