Notes From Phillies’ 7-6 Win Over ColoradoBREAKING NEWS, News, Phillies Thursday, June 21st, 2012
- Joe Blanton returned to his mediocre form on Wednesday, allowing five runs for the sixth time in his last seven starts.
- Blanton wasn’t entirely terrible though. He biggest blemish was a poor second inning, during which he allowed three runs, all coming in on a homerun to Colorado’s Willin Rosario.
- After the second inning, Blanton was able to settle in and allow just two runs over his final five innings of work.
- The Phillies had to show some heart and fight in order to win this game. After Blanton put them behind early, the offense responded with a three-run inning of their own in the bottom of the second.
- A single by Placido Polanco and a walk by John Mayberry set the stage for Michael Martinez to hit his first homerun of the season.
- In the ninth inning, the Phillies gave the ball to Jonathan Papelbon, but the normally reliable closer allowed a run to score after recording the first two outs to start the inning.
- The offense responded by scoring two runs in the bottom of the ninth, producing a rare walk-off victory in front of the home crowd.
- The inning got off to a rough start, with Jim Thome and Jimmy Rollins producing two quick outs, but a single by Ty Wigginton kept the game alive, and Hunter Pence tied the game with a double. Three batters later, Placido Polanco reached base on a missed catch by Todd Helton, allowing the winning run to score.
- The Phillies were just 3-11 with runners in scoring position.
- Antonio Bastardo pitched a scoreless eighth inning.
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