After Halladay’s short outing was over, Zach Miner tossed one and one third scoreless inning before handing things over to Jake Diekman. Diekman recorded the final two outs of the seventh without allowing a run. B.J. Rosenberg threw a scoreless eighth on his way to picking up the win, as the Phillies would score the go-ahead run in the top of the ninth. It was then closing time for Jonathan Papelbon, (yes I still think that Semi-Sonic song should be his warm-up song at home), who recorded his 23rd save of the season.
Trailing 5 to 0, the Phillies closed to within one, as they scored four runs in the sixth. Pinch hitter Kevin Frandsen led off the inning with a triple before Michael Young singled him home. Jimmy Rollins then singled before Chase Utley drove home two with a triple of his own. Dom Brown would drive home Utley on an RBI groundout and the Phillies had pulled to within one.
The Phillies tied things in the seventh, as Frandsen continued to have a productive day after only entering the game an inning earlier. Frandsen crushed a home run, his fourth of the season, to tie the game at 5 to 5. The Phillies would complete the comeback in the ninth as Young singled home Roger Bernadina to put the Phillies on the path to victory.
Young had a fantastic day from the leadoff spot, going four for five with two RBI’s on the day. Kevin Frandsen had a fantastic day as well, albeit in a much shorter timeframe, going two for three with a triple, home run and one RBI.
The Phillies will face off tomorrow afternoon against the Cubs in game two of this series. Cliff Lee will take the hill for the Phillies.
By: Kyle Babcock
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