Phillies Top 5: Highest-Scoring Games vs. Girardi, Yankees
1: May 22, 2009: Phillies 7, Yankees 3 (Away)
- Winning Pitcher: Brett Myers
- Losing Pitcher: A.J. Burnett
- Phillies Total Hits: 14
- Yankees Total Hits: 8
- Phillies Total Errors: 1
- Yankees Total Errors: 0
The game featured the top two home run-hitting teams at that point of the season, and it surely showed in the first-ever interleague game at the new Yankee Stadium, with seven combined homers between the two teams.
Catcher Carlos Ruiz, left-fielder Raul Ibanez, shortstop Jimmy Rollins (leadoff, first-inning) and right fielder Jayson Werth all homered, with Werth’s longshot also being the first to reach the left field second deck at the new venue. Third baseman Alex Rodriguez, shortstop Derek Jeter and first baseman Mark Teixeira homered for the Yankees.
Right-hander Brett Myers prevailed against future Phillies right-hander A.J. Burnett, improving to 4-2 after allowing three runs, eight hits and no walks spanning eight innings and five strikeouts. Right-hander Ryan Madson recorded the final three outs, needing only 12 pitches against his three batters faced.
Each member of the Phillies’ starting lineup recorded a hit except first baseman Ryan Howard, who went 0-for-5 with one run scored and two strikeouts. Five Phillies starters logged multiple hits, including Ruiz (3), Rollins (2), Werth (2), Ibanez (2), and center fielder Shane Victorino (2).
The first-place Phillies’ victory took just 2 hours and 33 minutes before a crowd of 46,288; it was their seventh in a eight-game stretch, while it also ended the Yankees’ nine-game winning streak. The two clubs would meet in the 2009 World Series nearly 160 days later.