The thrill has returned!
Jayson Werth stole home, an exhilarating event, capping a 5-3 Phillies win over the Dodgers. It ended a landmark day for Werth — he stole four bases in the game, including a rare second-third-home swipe series in one inning. It was the third time in franchise history the feat had been recorded, and just the ninth time since 1942 it’s happened in the major leagues.
The Phils scored without the longball. Raul Ibanez crushed a two-run double to hand the Phils a 4-2 lead, after Jimmy Rollins knocked a clutch single out of the five-hole and Shane Victorino brought in a runner via an RBI groundout.
The offense backed a second-consecutive strong performance by Chan Ho Park. He went six innings, giving up two runs on seven hits. He struck out three.
After Park left the back end of the bullpen performed a stellar close. Chad Durbin and Scott Eyre pitched a scoreless seventh, and Ryan Madson turned the trick in the eighth. Though he got the save, Brad Lidge allowed a run in the ninth; he’s been very shaky all season.