The Phillies couldn’t do much at the plate against the Rockies Friday night, but they did enough to win the game, as they came back from a late 2-0 deficit to win 3-2 on a pinch-hit, RBI single by Nate Schierholtz. It was their 10th walk-off win of the season.
NOT THAT FRANCIS GUY AGAIN
I remember Jeff Francis from 2007 when he shut down the Phillies in the NLDS. He did the same tonight, throwing 5.2 innings of shutout baseball. He had a pitch count limit of 75 pitches–which Larry Anderson rightfully bashed all night–and was pulled after 86. He walked just one and struck out seven, while allowing six hits.
DECENT NIGHT FOR LEE, BUT NOT A THIRD STRAIGHT ‘W’
For the Phils, Cliff Lee had an pretty good night. He had a rough first inning, where he gave up two runs, but then got in a groove for pretty much the rest of hit outing. He got in trouble in the 7th, but the bullpen surprisingly bailed him out.
Overall, he gave up two runs on eight hits while striking out seven in 6.1 innings. Both he and Francis received a no-decision on the night.
OK, that was bad. But it is a reference to Laynce Nix‘s 2 RBI pinch-hit double in the bottom of the seventh inning. It was only his 3rd pinch hit of the year.
You know who else was clutch? Erik Kratz and Nate Schierholtz. Kratz threw out a runner in the 9th and Schierholtz hit the game winning single in the ninth.
MINI MART CAN HIT?