Phillies bats woke up this afternoon and gave Pettibone a 6 run lead before leaving with a hurt back. Ryan Howard hit two homers and Michael Young hit one. The bullpen nearly gave that lead up when they allowed 4 runs in the 7th inning.
Jon Pettibone pitched 6 innings, had 5 its, 1 run, 1 walk, and 1 strike out. He left the game before the 7th because of tightness in his back, and Stutes relieved him. He allowed 1 hit and 4 runs, along with 2 walks. De Fratus and Diekman came in to get out of the 7th inning. Bastardo came in to start the 8th inning and pitched well. Papelbon gave up a 1 out homerun to make it a 1 run game, then gave up the tying run.
Howard singled on a line drive to center in the bottom of the 1st to bring home Chase Utley and Michael Young, 2-0, Phillies.
Mets make the score 2-1 after Valdespin grounded into a force out, bringing home Quintanilla.
Ryan Howard homered on a line drive to left center, and Ben Revere singled to right to bring home Domonic Brown. 4-1, Phillies in the 4th.
Michael young and Ryan Howard hit back to back homers in the bottom of the 5th, 6-1, Phillies.
In the 6th, Revere stole 3rd, and John Buck overthrew the ball to third. Revere made it home, 7-1, Phillies.
The 7th inning is when the bullpen collapsed. Quintanilla was able to single on a line drive, Buck scores. 7-2, Phillies. After a Satin walk, Young doubled, bringing home Nieuwenhuis and Quintanilla home 7-4, Phillies.. Valdespin grounds out to Rollins, Satin scores. 7-5, Phillies.
Papelbon gave up anther homer in the top of the 9th to Valdespin, and Wright was able to score on a disaster play by the outfield. Tie game.
Kevin Frandsen became a hero for the day when he hit a pinch-hit walk-off homerun. Phils win, 8-7.
A win is nice, but for the sanity of Phillies fans, can we not make this the new normal?Christine Schramm is a writer for Philliedelphia. You can follow her on Twitter @schrammalot