The Phillies capped off the best road trip in franchise history yesterday with a wild comeback against the Los Angeles Dodgers. It was the biggest comeback of the season for the Phils who trailed 6-0 after the third inning, as they climbed all the way back to a 9-8 victory.
Not to pat myself of the back, but anyone that was chatting with me on Facebook yesterday will tell you that I said “it’s early… Don’t change the channel,” after the second inning.
After a rough four inning start from Vance Worley, the Phillies bullpen stepped in and held the Dodgers to just two runs over five innings. Vance just couldn’t seem to find himself until the second inning, but at that point it was already too late. He threw 81 pitches in four innings, before giving way to Kyle Kendrick.
The Phillies offense picked Worley up, and scored nine runs over the 4th, 5th and 6th innings. Hunter Pence hit a two-run homer to dead center field in the 4th. Then in the 6th Chase Utley hit a two-run, two-out RBI double, that Ryan Howard followed with a two-run home run.
Ryan Madson notched his 22nd save of the season. He recorded saves in all three games against the Dodgers.
The Phillies 9-8 win yesterday was marked their first sweep at Dodger Stadium in 16 years. Not a bad way to cap off a stretch where they played 20 games in 20 days.
In their last twenty games…
• The Phillies went 16-4 sweeping the Dodgers, Rockies, and the Pirates.
• They increased their lead in the National League East from 4 games to 8 1/2 games.
• They batted .266 with a .331 on base percentage, and hit .275 with RISP.
• They hit 28 home runs, and scored 100 runs.
• They held opposing batters to a .238 batting average.
Still… I’m glad their coming home.