Notes From The Phillies’ 6-5 Win Over ArizonaBREAKING NEWS, News, Phillies Sunday, April 27th, 2014
- Cliff Lee turned in a subpar start, allowing five runs over six innings. Lee allowed eight hits, two walks, and struck out only two.
- Only three of Lee’s runs were unearned, but he allowed the Phillies to fall behind quickly by giving up runs in each of the first three innings.
- The Phillies’ offense was held scoreless until the seventh inning. Tony Gwynn got the team on the board with a pinch-hit double, and Jimmy Rollins knocked in a second run with an RBI groundout.
- In the eighth inning, the team posted a four-run rally to take the lead. Ryan Howard reached on an error to start the inning, and Marlon Byrd took a walk. After Domonic Brown singled to load the bases, Carlos Ruiz came through with an RBI-single to cut the deficit to two. Cody Asche tied the game with a pinch-hit double to score two runs, and Ben Revere gave the team the lead with an RBI single.
- Revere had his third straight multi-hit game, and his fifth in the last six games.
- Carlos Ruiz finished 3-4, scoring two runs and also worked a walk.
- Freddy Galvis continues to be an automatic out, going 0-5 and dropping his average to a wretched .033. He left eight men on base.
- Jeff Manhip pitched a scoreless inning, and earned the win. Manship got out of a bases-loaded jam in the seventh inning by forcing Cody Ross to line out.
- Antonio Bastardo and Mike Adams combined to work through the eighth. Bastardo got the first two outs, and Adams was able to come in and finish the job.
- Jonathan Papelbon earned his seventh save of the year.
The Phillies have got to feel pretty good about the way they’re playing right now.
For the second straight game, they fought back from a late game deficit that was four runs or greater, and this time they were rewarded with a win.
If they’re able to finish their 10-game road trip with another win on Sunday, and come back home with a record above .500, that’s a great success.
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