Sunday, December 28, 2014

April 7 - Phillies vs. Diamondbacks

Follow tonight's action between the Phillies and D-Backs at Chase Field.

April 7 - Phillies vs. Diamondbacks

Shane Victorino and Conor Jackson violently collided on a play at first base in the top of the eighth. Victorino struck out, but ran to first on a passed ball. The throw from catcher Chris Snyder was to Jackson's right and the two smacked heads. Victorino went flying. Jackson helicoptered to the ground. Jackson left the game. Victorino stayed in and scored the game-tying run on Eric Bruntlett's double to left.

Bruntlett scored on Chase Utley's single to center to hand the Phillies a 5-4 lead, their first lead of the night.

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Micah Owings had retired 11 consecutive batters when Geoff Jenkins singled to right with one out in the seventh. Pedro Feliz followed with a two-run homer to left to make it 3-3. Feliz entered the night hitting just .236, but it seems he has had his share of big hits so far this season.

But Ryan Madson gave the lead right back to Arizona in the bottom of the seventh to make it 4-3. Madson has a 5.40 ERA.

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Chris Young homered and Augie Ojeda tripled and scored in the fifth to make it 3-1. The Phillies have just two hits through five innings.

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Shane Victorino singled to center to score Carlos Ruiz from second base in the third inning to make it 1-1. Ruiz made a nice slide to beat the throw to the plate.

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Jimmy Rollins went 0 for 3 with a walk and two runs scored tonight in a rehab assignment with single-A Clearwater. He also helped turn two double plays. Here's what Phillies assistant general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said about Rollins: "Jimmy played today and felt fine. We're confident that he's still progressing well and, at this stage, he is still day to day."

I expect Rollins to be ready to roll this weekend against the Giants.

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Kyle Kendrick allowed a run on three hits in the first inning and allowed two more hits and a walk in the second inning. He has thrown 42 pitches in the first two innings, which isn't good after Adam Eaton could give the Phillies just four innings last night.

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