Victorino Ties, Werth Delivers!

Friday, July 11, 2008 ·

Jayson Werth is clutch once again. A week after Werth hit a game tying home run versus the Mets, he hits a game winning single tonight, scoring in So Taguchi, as the Phillies beat the Diamondbacks in 12 innings.

Werth's hit came with 2 outs with Taguchi and Jimmy Rollins on base. His clutch hit capped a 3 hit game.

Getting the start for Philadelphia was Kyle Kendrick who pitched well until he hit trouble in the 7th, giving up 3 runs in that innings. He gave up 4 runs total on 9 hits, walking none, and striking out 4. His counterpart, Dough Davis, went 6 innings, giving up 3 runs.

Getting the win for Philadelphia was Rudy Seanez, who pitched a quick 12th. The losing pitcher was Connor Robertson, who failed to hold the Phillies.

So Taguchi led off the 12th with a single and then moved to 2nd on a Chris Coste sacrifice bunt. Robertson the walked Jimmy Rollins to try and force Werth into a double play. Werth sent a 2-2 pitch into right center and the throw wasn't even close as Taguchi hustled in to win the game.

Earlier in the 8th, with Arizona up 5-3, Ryan Howard led off with a walk and Pat Burrell singled. Eric Bruntlett pinch ran for Burrell and Feliz moved the runners over with a sacrifice bunt. With one out, Shane Victorino hit a bases clearing triple to tie the game but was stranded on 3rd.

The Phillies played a little small ball in the 6th, With Victorino on 3rd and Carlos Ruiz on 1st, Ruiz attempted to steal 2nd but got into a run down. Before they could tag our Ruiz for the third out, Victorino stole home and scored, a play you see in little league.

The Phillies will pitch Adam Eaton tomorrow. He is 3-7 with a 5.20 ERA. The Philles will need plenty of offense to support his poor pitching. Eaton will face future Hall of Famer and #2 on the strike out list, Randy Johnson.

The 6'10'' lefty fireballer is 5-7 with a 5.18 ERA. He may be nearing retirement but he can still screw up our lefties. Expect to see a batting line up of Werth, Utley, Rollins, Howard, Burrell to split up the lefties. The following 4 will be whoever.

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