Instant Replay: Phillies 3, Reds 2

Instant Replay: Phillies 3, Reds 2

May 19, 2013, 4:30 pm
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The Phillies’ offense woke up just in time to steal a 3-2 victory from Aroldis Chapman and the Reds on Sunday afternoon. After failing to score all day in Saturday’s 10-0 loss, the Phillies were on their way to another shutout with Homer Bailey blanking them for the first seven innings.

It didn’t look good when pinch runner Cliff Lee was picked off first in the ninth, but the Phillies’ fortunes changed quickly.

Erik Kratz slugged a one-out solo shot off the hard-throwing Chapman in the ninth to tie it and three pitches later, Freddy Galvis ended the game with a line-drive shot to left.

The Phillies scored all their runs after there had been two outs recorded in the eighth following 16 straight innings of goose eggs.

Starting pitching
Jonathan Pettibone turned in another solid outing, going a career-best seven innings where he allowed just one earned run on seven hits and three walks. However, the lack of run support ruined Pettibone’s chance to become the first Phillies starting pitcher to open his career 4-0 since Randy Wolf went 5-0 in 1999. He'll get his next shot to do so against the Nationals on Saturday.

For the Reds, the righty Bailey held the Phillies scoreless through seven innings, scattering five hits and a walk. The Phillies went 0 for 6 with runners in scoring position against Bailey as he pushed his scoreless innings streak against the Phillies to 15.

Out of the ‘pen
Justin De Fratus pitched a scoreless eighth inning before turning it over to Antonio Bastardo for a scoreless ninth. Bastardo notched the win.

Jonathan Broxton and Sean Marshall gave up a run in the eighth. Aroldis Chapman faced three hitters in the ninth and did not retire any of them.

At the plate
Ben Revere had three hits for the Phillies, including a long double that hit the right-field wall on one bounce. It was Revere’s first hit since May 11.

Chase Utley also had a pair of singles, including a two-out RBI in the eighth to send Revere home for the Phillies’ first run.

Otherwise, the Phillies squandered the few chances they had. During three of the first four innings, they had a runner on base with one out or fewer and they got the leadoff man on in the fourth, sixth and ninth innings.

The Reds got their first run on a long homer to center from Jay Bruce in the second inning. They added an unearned run in the sixth on a two-out double from Todd Frazier.

Chooch hurt
Catcher Carlos Ruiz left the game after the second inning with a strained hamstring (see story). He suffered the injury when he was running from first to third on a two-out single by Freddy Galvis.

Ruiz remained in the game until the side was retired and then was removed for Kratz.

Roster move(s) coming?
It’s too early to determine the seriousness of Ruiz’s strained hamstring. However, if Ruiz requires time on the disabled list, catcher Humberto Quintero has been swinging the bat well for Triple A Lehigh Valley. In eight games headed into Sunday’s action, Quintero was 7 for 24 with a double and two homers.

Additionally, the Phillies will have to make a roster move on Tuesday in order for pitcher Tyler Cloyd to be placed on the 25-man roster to make a start in Miami on Tuesday night.

The likely move appears to be a disabled-list stint for relief pitcher Mike Adams, who hasn’t appeared in a game since May 10 because of a mild back strain.

Up next
The Phillies open an eight-game road trip through Miami, Washington and Boston starting on Monday night against the Marlins. Here are the probable pitching matchups for the series against the Marlins:

Monday: Cole Hamels (1-6, 4.61) vs. Alex Sanabia (2-6, 5.00)

Tuesday: Tyler Cloyd (0-0, 2.84) vs. Jose Fernandez (2-2, 3.48)

Wednesday: Cliff Lee (4-2, 2.83) vs. Kevin Slowey (1-4, 3.44)

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