Instant Replay: Phillies 4, Diamondbacks 2

Instant Replay: Phillies 4, Diamondbacks 2

May 12, 2013, 7:15 pm
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PHOENIX – The Phillies made good on Arizona manager Krik Gibson’s decision to remove starter Brandon McCarthy after eight shutout innings and 88 pitches Sunday.

The Phillies rallied for two runs in the ninth and two more in the 10th against Arizona’s bullpen to win, 4-2.

Chase Utley keyed both rallies with a pair of doubles. Ryan Howard drove in the go-ahead runs with a one-out single in the 10th. Howard had been hitless in his previous 18 at-bats (with 10 strikeouts) before the clutch hit.

The Phils finished the seven-game trip at 4-3. All three losses were by one run. They are 18-21 on the season.

Starting pitching report
Kyle Kendrick followed Cole Hamels, Tyler Cloyd and Cliff Lee with strong starts in the series. He allowed just two runs in seven innings. His ERA is 2.47.

McCarthy entered the game having allowed 61 hits and 30 earned runs in 40 innings. His ERA was 6.75. McCarthy got things straightened out against the Phils’ feeble bats. He pitched eight shutout innings, scattered seven singles and did not walk a batter. He ended up with a no-decision after the Phillies rallied.

Bullpen report
Jeremy Horst pitched a scoreless eighth inning.

Antonio Bastardo got the first two outs in the bottom of the ninth before walking Cody Ross. Justin De Fratus, just up from Triple A, was then summoned to face Paul Goldschmidt, who has nine homers and 30 RBIs. DeFratus registered a big strikeout on a full-count 93-mph fastball and ended up with the win.

Jonathan Papelbon saved his second game in a row.

Mike Adams, who was unavailable on Saturday, did not warm up in the bullpen late in the game. His status was not immediately clear.

Closer Heath Bell blew the save. Lefty Matt Reynolds allowed the two runs in the 10th. He entered the game with 17 2/3 scoreless innings for the season.

At the plate
The Phils’ first seven hits were singles. Freddy Galvis, who started at third as Michael Young rested, had three of them.

Utley singled twice and doubled twice. He doubled to lead off the ninth. He moved up on a ground out by Howard and scored on a double by Delmon Young. Domonic Brown tied the game with a single, scoring pinch-runner John Mayberry from second.

Jimmy Rollins’ one-out single started the rally in the 10th. Utley followed with a double and Howard singled in two.

The Phils were 5 for 31 with runners in scoring position in the series before Delmon Young’s RBI double in the ninth.

Gerardo Parra led off the bottom of the first inning with a solo homer. A.J. Pollack singled home a second run in that inning after Phils’ catcher Erik Kratz botched a rundown.

In the field
Kratz’ miscue prolonged the first inning and allowed the Diamondbacks to score a second run.

Brown made the catch of the game when he calmly went back to the leftfield wall and made a leaping grab to take away a home run from Eric Chavez to end the third inning.

Up next
The Phils are off Monday and Thursday of this week.

They host Cleveland on Tuesday and Wednesday. Pitching matchups:

Tuesday night – RH Jonathan Pettibone (2-0, 3.63) vs. LH Scott Kazmir (2-1, 4.87)

Wednesday afternoon – LH Cole Hamels (1-5, 4.18) vs. RH Cory Kluber (2-2, 5.64)

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