This should’ve been a win.
Instead, the Phillies lost, 5-4, to the Yankees on a game-winning hit by Melky Cabrera. This came after a game-tying, two-run homer by Alex Rodriguez. All off Brad Lidge. His second blown save of the year, and unquestionably, the worst loss the Phils have suffered in a long time.
The Phils climbed out to a 1-0 lead thanks to Raul Ibanez’ major-league-leading 17th home run. Tied at 1-1, John Mayberry Jr. hit his first major league homer in his second major league at bat. Mayberry added a double in the game.
JA Happ was brilliant, throwing mostly fastballs and stupifying Yankee hitters for six innings. Chad Durbin and Ryan Madson made short work of New York.
But then Brad came in. Suddenly our confidence is waning with old Lidge.