2012 Game Recaps

Phils Walk Off for Series Split With Reds

PHOTO: AP

After four hours and 24 minutes of baseball, the Phils came back from a 3-0 deficit to win the game 4-3 in 11 innings. Despite missing opportunity after opportunity to score the winning run, they finally got it home in the 11th on a walk off by John Mayberry Jr.   Cole Hamels and Johnny Cueto both pitched ‘OK’; Hamels gave up three runs, while Cueto only gave up two. Neither pitched past the sixth inning. Here are some notes:

MAKING CUETO WORK

Last night, 27 Phillies faced Bronson Arroyo, who threw 86 pitches over eight innings. That is an average of just 3.19 pitches per batter, an extremely low number.

However, tonight the Phillies faced Cueto 23 times, and saw 111 pitches, or an average of 4.83 pitches per batter. Still though, they weren’t able to score any runs off Cueto, as he was relieved in the sixth. His earned runs came after he left the game. Here’s his final line:

5.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 4 SO

For the Phillies, Cole Hamels had a similar outing. He pitched pretty well until the sixth inning, which ended up being his last inning. Here’s his line:

6.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 4 SO

SOLID NIGHT FOR BROWN

Domonic Brown had another solid game, as he collected two hits, including a huge double in the sixth that set up two runs, and a single in the eighth that led to him scoring the tying run on a sac fly by Jimmy Rollins. He also had some of the best at-bats of the game. He did ground into a double play to end the ninth inning, but hey–Dom can’t do it all.

GAME NOTES:

The Phillies now hold sole possesion of third place for the first time since April 12, 6 games into the season.

The Phillies welcome the NL East leading Nationals to Citizens Bank Park tomorrow at 7:05 PM, as Kyle Kendrick (6-9, 4.20 ERA) squares off with Edwin Jackson (7-8, 3.69 ERA).

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