Howard and Utley go back-to-back in Game Three
With the 2008 World Series tied 1-1, the Phillies and Tampa Bay Rays took the trip north back to Philadelphia. So far in the Series, Howard went just 2-for-9 with four strikeouts.
The Phillies put together a 2-1 lead for Jaime Moyer, their 45-year old veteran. Needing some extra insurance, Chase Utley stepped up to the plate to lead off the sixth. He cranked a deep home run to right field, increasing the lead to two.
Howard then stepped in, and with a 2-2 count, took another pitch into the right-field stands. The stadium went berserk as the Phillies’ two best players each went deep in the inning.
The game didn’t end so simply though. The Rays cobbled together three runs over the next two innings, tying the game. It took a Carlos Ruiz dribbler in the bottom of the ninth to score the winning run.