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By:David Malandra(Twitter @@djmjr788)
Fox1470.com Phillies Contributor
The Phillies & Marlins played final game of a 3 game series from Citizens Bank Park and t he scheduled pitching matchup was Cole Hamels vs. Marlins Jacob Turner Ricky Nolasco. Charlie Manuel keep the same lineup from yesterday with one change in Erik Kratz was back behind the plate.
It was another impressive outing by Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels as he was having his way with the Miami lineup Wednesday afternoon. The first runs of game came in the bottom of 2nd inning when Erik Kratz doubles to left scoring John Mayberry for an early 1-0 lead. The Marlins get on the board in the 4th inning when Derek Dietrich hits solo homerun to tie the game at 1. And im sure Hamels was saying to himself here we go again with the no run support.
But the Phils bats would come alive in the bottom of the 7th inning as they would retake the lead when Jimmy Rollins singles to center scoring Cesar Hernandez for a 2-1 lead, then Ryan Howard comes up & hits a 2 run triple scoring Jimmy Rollins & Ben Revere for a 4-1 lead. Then Domonic Brown comes up & hits a 2-run home run for his 18th of the season to increase the Phillies lead to 6-1 thanks to a 5 run 7th inning. And that would be alls she wrote as Michael Stutes & Justin De Fratus shut the Marlins down in the 8th & 9th innings; The Phillies hold on for a 6-1 win for their fourth straight victory & reach the .500 mark for the 1st time since April when they were 5-5.
Cole Hamels was very dominant on this day going 7 innings, 4 hits, 1 run 11 strikeouts on 108 pitches & gets his first win since April 28 over the Mets. Marlins Jacob Turner went 6 innings, 4 hits, 1 run 4 strikeouts on 102 pitches. The Phillies embark on a 10 game road trip starting in Milwakee when Philadelphia opens a 4 game series against the Brewers starting on Thursday at 8:10 PM. That game can be heard right here on your home for Phillies baseball, Fox Sports Lehigh Valley Am 1470 when the Phillies send Tyler Cloyd to open the series.
WP: Cole Hamels (2-9)
LP: A.J. Ramos (0-2)
Time of game: 2:57
Attendance at Citizens Bank Park 38,643
Tuesday June 4th Recap- Phils Win off Mayberry Walk Off Grand-Slam!
The Phillies & Marlins played game 2 of a 3 game series from Citizens Bank Park, The Scheduled pitching matchup was Jonathan Pettibone vs. Marlins Ricky Nolasco. Charlie Manuel made changes to lineup, Michael Young back at 3rd base & batting 2nd; Freddy Galvis got start at 2nd Base, Humberto Quintero Got start behind the plate.
Jonathan Pettibone first pitch to Marlins Juan Pierre was a Strike. The first runs of game came in the top of 2nd inning when Marlins Casey Kotchman grounds out scoring Marcell Ozuna for a 1-0 lead. Marlins would add another in the 5th inning when Rob Brantly singles on a line drive to left scoring Adeiny Hechavarria for a 2-0 lead. The Phillies get on the board in the 7th inning when Delmon Young hits double scoring Ryan Howard to cut Marlins lead 2-1. Erik Kratz comes up to pinch hit for Humberto Quintero & hits a double scoring Delmon Young to tie the game at 2. Mike Adams comes in for a scoreless 8th inning; Jonathan Papelbon comes in for a scoreless 9th inning. We head to extra innings tied at 2. The Marlins strike first in 10th inning when Chris Coghlan batting, Antonio Bastardo throws a wild pitch which scored Juan Pierre for a 3-2 Marlins lead. The Phillies responded in the bottom of 10th inning when John Mayberry hits solo homerun to tie the game at 3. The Phillies would win the game in bottom of 11th inning when John Mayberry hits a Walk off Grand slam for a 7-3 win. This was 1st Phillies walk off grand slam since Kim Batiste in 1993; Ryan Howard was the last Phillies to hit a grand slam in extra innings in 2005. Jonathan Pettibone line vs. marlins: 6 innings, 7 hits 2 runs, 1 strikeout on 98 pitches. Marlins Ricky Nolasco line was 6.2 innings, 4 hits, 2 runs, 6 strikeouts on 100 pitches. The Phillies send Cole Hamels for series sweep on Wednesday at 1:05 PM
Phillies TV Announcer Tom McCarthy Calls Mayberry Walk off Grand slam "Line drive towards left Pierre is on his way it is GONEEE, WOW a Grand slam Walk off Homerun for John Mayberry" How about that to finish up a ballgame, Mayberry has Homered for 2nd time Phillies can celebrate, 7-3 final score in 11 innings"
Phillies Radio Announcer Scott Franzke calls Mayberry Walk off Grand slam vs. Marlins "Swung on belted deep left field Pierre going back, he turns ITS GONE, A Grand slam to walk them off, Big John May Berry Jr has won it, he tied it in 10 Wins it in 11 with 2nd homerun in may innings, it is a Walk off Grand slam 7-3 the final"
Fan Feedback during game:
Keiana D. Williams on Twitter (@PHSportsGoddess) “ It was awesome, didn’t see it coming from him, Walk off wins never get old.”
Jenny Buxhoeveden on Facebook & Twitter (@Jennyx3Bux) “I thought it was unbelievable & wish I could have been there, Phillies owned in that walk off win!!”
WP: Mike Stutes (1-0)
LP: Edgar Olmos (0-1)
Time of game: 3:47
Attendance at Citizens Bank Park 38,932