SAN DIEGO – Two nights after imploding in the ninth inning in one of their worst losses of the season, the Phillies showed a little fight and a lot of excellent bullpen work in rallying for 7-5 win over the San Diego Padres in 13 innings.
The Phillies scored two unearned runs in the top of the 13th on a hit batsman, a walk and a pair of two-out errors.
Padres second baseman Logan Forsythe committed two errors on Ben Revere’s two-out grounder between first and second base. Chase Utley and Domonic Brown were able to score on the play. Though Revere did not get a hit, he worked a tough eight-pitch at-bat against lefty Tommy Layne and put the ball in play. Revere fouled off four pitches in the at-bat.
Cole Hamels’ difficult season continued. For the second game in a row, he squandered an early lead. He was on the hook for his 12th loss before Delmon Young’s game-tying, two-run homer in the eighth.
The Phillies’ bullpen was fabulous in pitching seven scoreless innings.
The Phillies (38-41) ended up winning two of three in the series and trail Atlanta by seven games in the NL East.
Starting pitching report
Hamels allowed seven hits, including four doubles and a home run, and five runs (one unearned) in six innings of work. He walked two (one intentionally) and struck out five.
The left-hander’s season ERA is up to 4.58.
Rookie left-hander Robbie Erlin came up from Triple A for this start, his second in the majors, and held the Phillies to three runs over 6 1/3 innings. One of the runs was unearned. Erlin allowed four hits and three of them came in the first two innings. Erlin joined the Padres from Texas in a deal for Mike Adams at the 2011 trade deadline.
GM Ruben Amaro Jr. says he wants to take a look at some of his young relievers. J.C. Ramirez is giving Amaro something to see. Ramirez followed up his three-strikeout big-league debut Sunday by getting six outs in this game.
Phillippe Aumont pitched out of trouble in the ninth to send the game to extra innings. He followed with a scoreless 10th.
Jake Diekman, Joe Savery and Jonathan Papelbon all pitched a scoreless inning. Antonio Bastardo did not appear in the game after throwing 30 pitches Tuesday night. Justin De Fratus did not appear in the game. Phils manager Charlie Manuel said he wanted to avoid using De Fratus because of the reliever's recent workload.
Padres lefty Joe Thatcher entered a 5-3 game with the bases loaded in the seventh and retired Utley on one pitch in one of the game’s pivotal at-bats. Thatcher stayed on for the eighth and allowed a two-run hustle double to Brown. Luke Gregerson entered and gave up a game-tying homer Young. Gregerson had allowed just one homer in 33 1/3 innings.
At the plate
Young’s game-tying homer was his first in 43 at-bats and it came on the same day manager Charlie Manuel indicated that it was time for Young to start producing.
The Phils went a stretch of 16 plate appearances without a hit from the second to the seventh inning.
They had just two hits after the eighth inning.
Forsythe doubled twice and scored twice against Hamels. Chris Denorfia belted a two-run homer against Hamels.
In the field
Young misplayed a base hit in the third inning and it resulted in a run.
Padres rightfielder Kyle Blanks dropped a foul pop up that would have ended the top of the seventh. The error gave pinch-hitter Kevin Frandsen life and he singled home a run. Blanks also misplayed Brown’s hit into a double in the eighth.
Third baseman Maikel Franco and pitcher Jesse Biddle, both top prospects playing at Double A, have been selected to play in the Futures Game as part of All-Star festivities on July 14 at Citi Field in New York.
The Phils travel up the coast to begin a four-game series with the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday night. Pitching matchups:
Thursday night -- RH Jonathan Pettibone (3-3, 4.14) vs. RH Zach Greinke (4-2, 3.79)
Friday night -- LH John Lannan (0-2, 5.84) vs. LH Chris Capuano (2-4, 4.09)
Saturday night -- LH Cliff Lee (9-2, 2.53) vs. LH Hyun-Jin Ryu (6-3, 2.96)
Sunday afternoon -- RH Kyle Kendrick (6-4, 3.56) vs. RH Stephen Fife (1-2, 3.25)