Morning Phil Up – 4/27/2014 – Mistakes by the Arizona Diamondbacks fuel a Philadelphia Phillies comeback


Apr 26, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Cody Asche (25) hits a two-RBI double in the eighth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Yesterday’s Game

Phillies defeat Diamondbacks 6-5


Emotional reaction immediately after the game

Should it really be this tough against the Diamondbacks?

Less emotional reaction after thinking about it a bit

They survived a weak start by Cliff Lee, made an exciting comeback, and can go for the series win today. Good times.


Cody Asche had a game-tying two-run double down the first base line. Carlos Ruiz continued his hot week with three more hits.


Martin Prado‘s error started the Phillies’ big rally in the eighth inning. In the ninth, after successfully stealing second, his foot came off the bag and after a review, he was ruled out.

Today’s Game

Philadelphia Phillies (12-12) at Arizona Diamondbacks (8-19)

Game time: 4:10 PM


Starting pitchers: A. J. Burnett (0-1) vs. Brandon McCarthy (0-4)


The Phillies should now realize that they can’t take an apparent edge in the starting pitching matchup for granted.  In last night’s game, Cliff Lee struggled, while Bronson Arroyo pitched well. So they shouldn’t assume that A.J. Burnett will simply outpitch Brandon McCarthy.

McCarthy has not had a good season, but in his one career appearance versus the Phillies, he shut them out for eight innings. Hopefully the Phillies can finally do some damage against an Arizona starter. In the first two games of the series, most of their offense has come once the Diamondbacks have gone to their bullpen.

Link of Interest

The Good Phight 36 years of the Phillie Phanatic

It’s been 36 years since the Phillies’ lovable green mascot debuted. Despite a lot of losing baseball – and almost as many lawsuits – over that stretch, the Phanatic has never stopped being full of energy and ready to entertain Phillies fans.

Tweet of Importance

The Phillies got a huge break when replay ruled Prado out in the ninth inning. No one may have been more fired up than the Phillies’ bench coach.