This game marks the 1,000th game that Chase Utley and Jimmy Rollins have played together. They both acknowledged that there was a delay in reaching the milestone because of injuries.
Cliff Lee pitched an absolutely great game tonight. He went 8 innings, had 8 hits, 1 walk, and 7 strikeouts.
Papelbon came in to replace Lee after he gave up two back-to-back hits to start the bottom of the 9th… and he blew another save.
DeFratus came into pitch the 10th, loaded the bases, and ended up losing the game.
Mayberry also had a great night tonight. He went 3 for 4 with 2 stolen bases.
In the 2nd, Delmon Young was able to single, but Mayberry grounded into a force out. Mayberry went on to steal 2nd. Carlos Ruiz singled on a line drive to center and scored Mayberry. 1-0, Phillies. Ruiz was able to advance to 3rd due to a throwing error by Denorfia. He’s left on base when Lee strikes out.
A sacrifice fly by Jimmy Rollins in the 5th is able to score Mayberry. 2-0, Phillies.
Chase Utley homers in the top of the 8th, 3-0, Phillies.
Mayberry was able to steal second again in the top of the 9th.
Papelbon gave up two runs in the bottom of the 9th, 3-2, Phillies. Papelbon hits the next batter. Lucky for Papelbon, the defense was able to get a double play, but still had a man on third with two outs.
The ending of the game was a complete disaster. Game tied, DeFratus loads the bases then gives up a winning walk-off single.
Your 2013 Phillies, folks.
Christine Schramm is a writer for Philliedelphia. You can follow her @schrammalot