Pitching, Luck, a Dive & a Homer, give Phils 10  straight

This game had it all, and took 13 innings to make it happen.

PITCHING –

Starters Blanton for the Phillies and Harden for the Cubs were outstanding last night, neither gave up more than 1 run and both went 7 solid inning, batter after batter was retired with no sign of any real threat from either offence. Then it was time for both bullpen’s to take over and take over they did, both bullpens were as dominating as the starters had been, going 5 innings, it was the bottom of the 13th with 2 on and 2 out, Werth drove the ball deep to left field for a 3 run walk off home run.

LUCK-

Has Brad Lidge been watching David Beckham at work?

Top of the 9th Lidge is in to hold the 1-1 tie, he ding’s Ramirez
lidgebeckham.jpgwith a ball to put 1 on, gets an out, then with some fancy foot work, normally seen on a soccer field, with a ball hit back up the middle, Lidge turns and flicks the ball with his heel straight to J-Roll at 2nd base, who throws to 1st to get the double play… definately a highlight reel playback

DIVE-

This was simply perfection from Ibanez, you could almost see his cape flapping in the wind behind him as Raul ‘superman’ Ibanez ran to his right, left his feet and flew to catch a line drive that would almost definately have been a double, possibly a triple and set up a chance for a Cubs winning run.

HOMER-

The walk off kind of homer that everybody loves, Werth at the plate, 2 on 2 out, extra innings with both pens about to run out of pitchers, a slight hanger of a pitch and BOOM there it is in some lucky fans glove up in the stand in left field.

Another series comes down to a possible sweep…

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11 Comments on “Pitching, Luck, a Dive & a Homer, give Phils 10  straight”

  1. thepitchersduel says:

    That walk-off home run was incredible. The second he hit it I jumped up and I knew it was gone, incredible stuff from these Phillies, and Joe Blanton looks to really be getting things done right now.

    http://thepitchersduel.mlblogs.com/

  2. raysfanboy says:

    I’m going to have to put on Sportscenter to see the walkoff. I didn’t know it ended that way according to the box. Ouch. And off my guy Samardzija! I love that guy. Painful, so painful.

    I’m hoping the Rays can notch another W tonight. They’ve got a rook going against them. Problem is, rookies usually do very well against the Rays.
    http://raysfanboy.mlblogs.com

  3. thatbaseballguy says:

    Jayson Werth has been STELLAR lately.
    -Dillon
    http://dillonm.mlblogs.com

  4. raysfanboy says:

    Ha! Dillon’s hilarious! Werth has definitely been STELLAR. I like him. Good all around player. But he better be to justify being an All Star this year instead of Matt Kemp–who has 13 hrs, 55 rbis, and is hitting .324 from the 8TH SPOT!
    http://raysfanboy.mlblogs.com

  5. thepitchersduel says:

    Yea I love the fact he had one strikeout, thats the true sign of a pitcher, not needing to strike ’em out to get ’em out. Nothing can surpass the Mets losing

  6. Jane Heller says:

    TEN straight? What are they feeding those guys? Great run for the Phillies. I shudder to think how much better they’ll be if they get Halladay.

    http://janeheller.mlblogs.com

  7. carolmwl says:

    It’s all good just now. I have a feeling it will keep on right thru the second half of the season.

    And you’re right – Ibanez (Pat Who?) saved the game with that dazzling catch.
    Carol
    How ‘Bout Those Phils? MLBlogs.com

  8. matttan7 says:

    The Phillies are on a hot streak, I believe the team to do this first is going to clinch the division sooner than later, they should keep playing hard every day.

    Matthew T.
    http://matt7.mlblogs.com/

  9. clint@americanfreightways.net says:

    Other than the fact that Ibanez’s catch didn’t do anything but show his underestimated defensive ability….And save a double of course….It didn’t necessarily “save the game”…Or a run for that matter……It was an incredible catch to end the inning….And who knows what happens after that, if it is a double instead of a catch….But there was NOBODY ON at the time…….Therefore—You can’t say that it saved the “winning run”!

    Which goes back to how great there bullpen was last night….A shame that there bullpen was as taxed because of last night….Needed some decent appearances today by the pen…Which unfortunately didn’t happen…..They needed to stop the bleeding….And could have pulled today’s game out as well….We will have to “somehow” be OK with winning 14 of 16…

    Go Phillies!
    Clint—-

  10. clint@americanfreightways.net says:

    Other than the fact that Ibanez’s catch didn’t do anything but show his underestimated defensive ability….And save a double of course….It didn’t necessarily “save the game”…Or a run for that matter……It was an incredible catch to end the inning….And who knows what happens after that, if it is a double instead of a catch….But there was NOBODY ON at the time…….Therefore—You can’t say that it saved the “winning run”!

    Which goes back to how great there bullpen was last night….A shame that there bullpen was as taxed because of last night….Needed some decent appearances today by the pen…Which unfortunately didn’t happen…..They needed to stop the bleeding….And could have pulled today’s game out as well….We will have to “somehow” be OK with winning 14 of 16…

    Go Phillies!
    Clint—-

  11. devilabrit says:

    Clint- Well spotted… memory isn’t what it should be, thought there was a runner on first, and was assuming if he missed it they would have scored from first….. have corrected it…thanks


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