Saturday, July 10, 2010

Phillies make history with 3rd straight walk-off win

Good times at the old ballpark, huh? For the third game in a row, the Phillies finished off the Reds with a walk-off hit, as Jimmy Rollins supplied the late heroics when he singled home Carlos Ruiz in the 11th inning to give the Phils a 1-0 win. It was the first time in team history that the Phillies have won three straight extra innings games with a walk-off hit.

Of course, since the game was 0-0 heading into the 11th inning, there was a lot more to this game than just Rollins' walk-off hit. Travis Wood of the Reds, making just his third start in the majors, had a perfect game through 8 innings before Ruiz broke it up with a lead-off double in the 9th. Wood went on to finish off the 9th inning without any more damage but was pulled from the game and ended up with a no-decision.

The Phillies nearly got as dazzling a pitching performance from Roy Halladay, who also threw 9 innings and gave up 5 hits, walked 1 and struck out 9. It was just another solid performance by Halladay, who isn't getting any run support from the Phillies, who have scored more than 3 runs in support of Doc just once in his last 12 starts.

Let's see if the Phillies can make it four walk-offs in a row tomorrow as they play their last game before the All-Star break. Or, how about they win 10-2 and save us from the late-game heart attacks for a change?

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