Cole Hamels has a career high 13 K.
Uggla hits walkoff GS HR.
Gregg (W 5-2): 1 IP, H, ER, K, 2 BB
Gordon (L 5-3): .1 IP, 2 H, 4 ER, 4 BB
Cantu: 3-4, 2 HR (14), 2 RBI
Utley: 1-4, 2 RBI
Wow, just wow. Two words. Home Run. Again. Cole Hamels made two bad pitches all game. They both were HR balls to the same guy. Jorge Cantu. That gave him 3 HR in two games in this series. But even with that, Utley bailed out Hamels with 2 clutch RBIs one coming in the top of the ninth to tie the game. Then came Gordon in the ninth. Now obviously this is the move to make right? You certainly don't want Lidge to pitch because it's not a save situation. And Gordon has been lights out since his opening day debacle. So off we go. Ramirez gets on, followed by the rest of the order. One out. Bases loaded. Uggla up at the plate. 3-1 count. A walk ends the game. A groundball double play sends the game into extra innings. That was the thought going through my head...and then...it happened. Gordon tried to get him to bite over the plate. Uggla bit all right. All the way to the eighth row out in left. Just like that a game in which Hamels and Miller fought valiantly, Utley and Cantu accounted for all offense, and the pitching was key, Uggla with one swing doubled the bullpen's ERA. The final...Marlins 6-2.
What does this loss mean?
The Phillies have lost this series, but can get back one of these games today if they can pull out a win and they can keep their division lead at 3 games with a win. The Phillies are now 3-2 on this 9 game road trip.
Phillies vs. Marlins
Thursday June 12th @ 7:10
Moyer (6-3) vs. Olsen (4-2)