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Phillies Nation Perfect Season: Ruiz, Victorino lead Phillies over Dodgers on Sunday Night Baseball


Every day until Opening Day arrives, Phillies Nation will take a daily look back at a regular-season victory from that particular day in history that you can watch in full in lieu of live Phillies baseball. Think of it is as your daily Phillies watch recommendation.

June 7, 2009 – Phillies 7, Dodgers 2

After losing two nights in a row on walk-offs, the Philadelphia Phillies came out on top on Sunday Night Baseball and earned a series split with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Shane Victorino earned his first All-Star nod in 2009. (Mark Goldman/Icon Sportswire)

In his second career start, Antonio Bastardo provided the Phillies with an impressive performance as he limited the Dodgers, who entered the night with the league’s best record, to just two runs over five innings. 

With the game tied 2-2 heading into the seventh inning, the Phillies offense got some big hits from its veteran players. Carlos Ruiz and Shane Victorino both went deep in the inning to break open the game 6-2. Ruiz finished 2-for-3 on the night with a two-run home run and three RBIs. 

The Phillies improved to 32-5 on the season when scoring three or more runs in a game. According to Elias Sports Book, it was the first time Jimmy Rollins had hit lower than fifth in the batting order since May 26, 2006. He went 2-for-4 with a run scored as the six-hole hitter.

Phillies Lineup 

  1.  Shane Victorino, center field 
  2. Chase Utley, second base 
  3. Jayson Werth, right field 
  4. Ryan Howard, first base 
  5. Raul Ibanez, left field 
  6. Jimmy Rollins, shortstop 
  7. Pedro Feliz, third base 
  8. Carlos Ruiz, catcher 
  9. Antonio Bastardo, pitcher 

Dodgers Lineup 

  1. Juan Pierre, left field 
  2. Orlando Hudson, second base 
  3. Andre Ethier, right field 
  4. Casey Blake, third base 
  5. James Loney, first base 
  6. Matt Kemp, center field 
  7. Rafael Furcal, shortstop 
  8. Brad Ausmus, catcher 
  9. Randy Wolf, pitcher 

You can watch the full game down below or by using this link. You can also watch it on your Smart TV or streaming device with the YouTube app. Just put in “PHI at LAN – June 7, 2009” into the search bar and click on the video. 

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