Saturday, July 10, 2010

Dramatic comeback sparks Phils

The Phillies summoned the magic they possessed throughout the 2008 and 2009 seasons last night in their dramatic come from behind victory.

Their second consecutive extra inning walk-off win, this time it took six runs in the ninth inning to tie the game before Ryan Howard's walk-off two-run homer won it in the 10th.

The Phillies trailed 7-1 in a game they'd trailed since the first inning, Mike Leake kept the Phillies off balance all night until he worked himself into trouble in the ninth. The big blows obviously being Greg Dobbs' three-run blast and the pinch-hit game tying two-run shot from Cody Ransom.

The outburst took Joe Blanton off the hook who pitched poorly again. Ryan Madson pitched a one-two-three tenth to pick up the win.

These are the kind of late game dramatics the Phillies thrived off of during the last two seasons. While everyone keeps looking for something to show they are returning to form, maybe that will get them going.

Roy Halladay pitches tonight looking to secure a series victory for the Phils over the division leading Reds heading into the break.

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