Ye of little faith, the Phils won that game last night against the Marlins. Put away all those nasty stats and start talking powering through. It was a spark that was seen from the team.
Kendrick pitched steady and strong for 6 full innings and kept the Marlins to only 2 unearned runs due to throwing error by himself. Good thing about that, Kendrick didn’t crumble after the error and powered through.
Now, here’s how the Phils scored their 3 runs. Top of the 4th, Howard singles followed by a triple by Ibanez to score Howard. Howard chugged from 1st to home with amazing strength and stamina. In the 5th, Utley makes a huge steal to second, Howard singles and Utley scores to tie the game. In 7th,with runners on first and second, Victorino makes bold move to steal third . Utley then groudouts enabling Vic to score which then gives them the lead.
Kendrick pitches through 6 innings followed by Durbin, Baez with Contreras to close.
Phils WIN 3-2
Polanco sat out of the game last night due to his sore elbow. Werth also sits out 😦
Werth does come in the game in the 8th to pitch hit in the 9 spot and then plays RF in the 9th inning
I’m shaking my head this monday morning wondering whether this baseball weekend for the Phils were just a dream. Nope, it wasn’t. Oh well…
Halladay didn’t have his stuff yesterday. There was a dent in his “focus”. Red Sox worked their way through the dent and scored big. Phillies, on the other hand, did not.
Until the 9th, then, Werth doubled. Ibanez followed suit with his double. Werth scored. Gload homers. Ibanez scored. That was that.
Final score- 8-3. Phils lose
I’m going to borrow two worthy quotes from my favorite Phils from Todd Zolecki’s article “Phils determined to shake off offense woes”/ mlb.com
“I really don’t worry about this team offensively much,” Phillies left fielder Raul Ibanez said Sunday. “Because at any moment, everything will click and we’ll explode and it’ll be the same team that you guys have seen for the last few years. Obviously you’d like to be scoring runs and winning some games, but over the last few days we haven’t done that. But we’re really good about putting the bad days behind us and looking ahead.”
“Over the course of the season, you’re lucky and you’re unlucky,” Phillies right fielder Jayson Werth said. “That just makes us a little unlucky right now. It’s nothing to get too upset about or anything. It’s not like the end of the world. It’s not like we’re not hitting because we’re a bad club. … No big deal. The season continues on and so do the fightin’ Phils
I like what these two Phils have to say! It says “One day at a time, one game at a time” which has always been the Phillies mantra. Also, it says “We still have our Phightin spirit”
Carry on and move forward, Phils!
What a glorious afternoon at CBP yesterday! The weather was sunny and warm. It was Jayson Werth’s birthday. The crowd was electric.All the ingredients for a good day was in place.
Utley got a homer to get our first run. I think he ended up with a few more hits for the day. Rollins hit a 3 run blast to bring the score to 4-1. Blanton was in a groove and was pitching well. Unfortunately, the Cubs came back to tie the game .
Then, the phils had 2 men on in the 8th when Ibanez hits a single that brings Utley home to give us the winning run.
It was a little rocky at first in the 9th but Contreras with grit and fortitude continued on and got the save.
A win for the Phils- 5-4
Werth sat out most the game yesterday. He was brought in to pinch hit in one of the later innings. Manuel gave him the day off because of getting his foot hit twice in previous games and also because he felt that Werth was swinging the bat too hard as of late. I hate to see him out of the game and I’m sure it’s not what any player wants to do.