The Phillies can’t score runs, but they sure can pitch….right? The Phillies offense managed to score thirteen runs and handed Roy Halladay a six run lead. This is a slam dunk right? It seems like a recipe for success. The broadcast team even went over Roy’s career winning percentage when being handed anything over a 4-0 lead. He was perfect. He had never lost. Sure thing?
The offense did a really nice job working the count against Tommy Hanson. They had him out of the game after 3 2/3 innings after allowing eight hits, four runs and two walks. Based on what we have come to expect from Halladay and Hanson, this was supposed to be a pitchers duel. It wasn’t.
Halladay strode to the mound in the fifth inning with a 6-0 lead and we all had a feeling that this one would be an easy win. Michael Borne and Marin Prado hit RBI singles. It was only 6-2, the bases were loaded but there is no way that Doc would lose a 6-0 lead in an inning…..is there? He did. Brian McCann hit a game tying grand slam. In other news snowballs proliferated in hell. Not too much else to say about this. This is possibly the worst start that I have ever seem from Roy Halladay. In the sixth inning Halladay allowed a two run single to pinch hitter Jason Heyward. Roy had lost the lead.
Carlos Ruiz did his very best to keep the Phillies in the game. He had seven RbI and continued to be adorable. The game went back and forth, with both teams losing late leads. After a complete implosion by the Phillies bullpen, Shane Victorino tied the game with an infield single off of Craig Kimbrel.
It is pretty easy to hate Chipper Jones. He has consistently destroyed the Phillies. In the bottom of the eleven, Brian Sanches attempted to throw crappy pitches by him. Game over. Two run home run and another reason to hate Chipper.
I was pretty shocked by this one, but not at all surprised. 15-13 loss. At least they scored 13 runs and Chooch was great.
The Phillies attempt to win the rubber game in the series with Joe Blanton facing Randall Delgado. This one will probably end up being the pitchers duel.