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Phils Capitalize on Sloppy D, Surge Past D-Backs for 6-5 Win

The Phillies didn’t get Cliff Lee‘s best performance tonight. But luckily for the Phillies, the Arizona Diamondbacks didn’t have their best night in the field. The Phillies capitalized on 3 D-Backs errors, erasing a 5-0 deficit entering the 7th to win 6-5.

Not Lee’s Best Night

Lee ended his 6 inning performance retiring 10 straight but struggled out of the gate. Lee allowed five runs in the first three innings, only three earned, while striking out two and walking two. Lee settled in but it looked like his late effectiveness was for naught as he exited the game down five.

Errors are Turning Point

The turning point of the game came in the eighth inning. Ryan Howard hit a routine fly ball to Martin Prado to lead off the inning. Prado misplayed the ball as he drifted into the outfield. Down 5-2, Marlon Byrd would walk, followed by a Domonic Brown base hit.

The red-hot Carlos Ruiz drove in Howard with a single. Freddy Galvis, who is now 0 for his last 22, struck out but was followed by a  pinch-hit Cody Asche double to tie the game. Ben Revere hit the go-ahead single, scoring Chooch.

Bullpen Holds Diamondbacks Scoreless

Jeff Manship earned his first Major League win since 2010 by pitching a scoreless seventh. Antonio Bastardo and Mike Adams earned holds by splitting the eighth and Jonathan Papelbon earned his seventh save in eight chances by pitching a scoreless eighth. Since Papelbon’s disastrous April 2, he has now allowed only 4 hits in 9 IP, striking out 9, saving seven out of seven.

The Phillies look to win the series tomorrow and get over .500. The Phillies send A.J. Burnett to take on Brandon McCarthy. With a win, the Phillies will end their West Coast road trip a very respectable 6-4.



  1. Guest

    April 27, 2014 at 12:57 am

    At the game. Great win. Lucky that the dbacks bullpen is bad. I think the wind had a little to do with the drop ball in 8th. Very windy at game. Suprised roof was open.

  2. Jacob Muran

    April 27, 2014 at 1:34 am

    Galvis is hitting 033., this guy stinks!!

    • DavidE

      April 27, 2014 at 1:22 pm

      The Phillies are really dependent on Galvis because he can play numerous positions and can fill in for Rollins at shortstop if needed. His start is certainly a concern but he just has to play through it. It’s not as if Jayson Nix is lighting things up or even has the potential to do so. The Phillies are going to need good play from Asche and Galvis to be successful this year. Hopefully, both will produce.

  3. bacardipr

    April 27, 2014 at 2:42 am

    According to BR, Manship has 3 MLB wins under his belt already? Any whos Galvis struggles is off concern. I think he should be sent down for a minute. This team seems to show more spirit and be more gritty up to this point than last year incarnation.

    • schmenkman

      April 27, 2014 at 6:26 am

      Right, it’s his first win of the year, but 4th of his career.

      As for spirit and grit, I think they are just better offensively. They’re 4th in scoring in the NL, whereas last they were 13th out of 15. They score more, so they score more in late innings, and so will have some comebacks as a result.

  4. Phillies Fan from Germany

    April 27, 2014 at 4:50 am

    Phillies were 3-2 After Five Games 🙂

  5. Jacob Muran

    April 27, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    Galvis is a disgrace at the plate currently.. Not even good outs, tons of K’s.. Sandberg tried to make this guy out better then J-Roll after Spring Training.. I see why the Cubs washed their hands of Sandberg

    • wbramh

      April 27, 2014 at 2:57 pm

      Other than benching Jimmy for strolling to first on a grounder during spring training, I don’t believe Sandberg ever suggested he was playing Galvis bin Jimmy’s place because he thought he was the superior player. I think it’s a little early judge Sandberg the manager but If nothing else, I think Sandberg knows a little something about what makes a good ballplayer and a good infielder. He knows exactly how good Jimmy is but also needed to find out what Galvis still has to show everyone so the benching really served two purposes.

      Incidentally, I was appalled at Jimmy’s lackadaisical attitude and big supporter of Sandberg’s decision. Having said that, I think Jimmy is hustling out there as much or more than ever – as much as Utley and I’m damn proud of him for the leadership he’s currently showing. Maybe he just needed a wake-up call – to get pissed at Ryno (and probably at himself). I don’t think it’s easy, even for a future HOF candidate like Jimmy, to give full concentration when the team as a whole is as unfocused as it has been for the last couple of seasons. If anything can pull this group of players above .500 at the end of the season it will be the overt leadership efforts of Jimmy Rollins more so than Utley’s quiet exemplar. That a a new bull pen.

      But yeah, Galvis is only .033 from stinking in the absolute.
      I assume prospects can only go up for him at this point.
      IMO, he also should have been able to reach the last line drive that whizzed by him for a double. That was certainly un-Galvislike.

      I’m wondering whether he’s still feeling the negative effects of the MERSA virus.

  6. Jacob Muran

    April 27, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    Sandberg has this tean multiple games with his overmanaging, his disrespect of Jimmy was outlandish.

    • Hogey's Role

      April 27, 2014 at 3:49 pm

      Get real

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