2014 Game Recaps

Howard Tops off Comeback with Walk-off Single

Late-inning comebacks used to be a common occurrence in Philadelphia.  The contending teams of the past would often pull off amazing come-from behind victories that got fans pumped.  With the 2014 Phillies far from contention, there hasn’t been much to cheer about; however, a few games this week have given fans a small taste of what that late-inning energy used to be like.  The Phillies pulled off another late-inning comeback in Sunday’s 7-6 win over the New York Mets.  The Phillies trailed 6-1 at one point, but were able to come up with some magic.

In the 7th inning, Chase Utley tripled to bring home a run and make the game 6-5. Utley had a tremendous game, finishing a double shy of a cycle.  He homered in the first inning.

In the 9th inning, the Mets brought in Jenrry Mejia to close.  Marlon Byrd came in to pinch hit with a runner on.  He came through in the clutch, driving home Cody Asche.  After Byrd stole second and the Mets intentionally walked Utley, Ryan Howard was due up.  Howard has had a rough season, including a period where he was benched.  Howard has been better as of late, and he came up big here.  He singled down the line, bringing home Byrd.  The walk-off gave the Phillies a 7-6 win.

Kendrick Struggles

Kendrick lasted five innings.  He surrended 10 hits and six runs, five earned.  He walked three and struck out one.  He surrended home runs to Lucas Duda and Travis D’Arnaud.

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