PHILLIES’ SWEEP OF D’BACKS AN EXCLAMATION POINT ON THE TRIP!

By Annie Ross

The Phillies ended their road trip yesterday in Arizona with the most exciting game of the season.

Pinch-hitter Tyler Goeddel drove in the go-ahead run in the top of the 10th inning to lift the Phillies to a 9-8 win and a series sweep over the D-backs.

Peter Bourjos (above) and Cody Asche had consecutive one-out singles against Arizona reliever Silvino Bracho (0-2), who took the loss, followed by Goeddel’s sacrifice fly to deep right that put Philadelphia ahead for good. The Phillies had a season-high 17 hits.

“I can’t say enough about the guys,” Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said. “In Minnesota, San Francisco and here, we just kept responding. When we gave up runs, we came back and scored runs. It was a whole different team that left Philadelphia. It’s kind of like old times, but we are hitting better.”

After Arizona scored three runs in the seventh to take a 7-4 lead, Philadelphia immediately responded with four in the eighth, all of them charged to reliever Daniel Hudson, and took an 8-7 lead on a sacrifice fly by Asche, who drove in three runs. The D-backs tied it at 8 in the bottom of the inning on an infield RBI single by Jean Segura.

“Coming into the eighth inning with a three-run lead, that’s just unacceptable for me to give that up,” Hudson said. “I need to get better, and I don’t know how it kind of just flipped the way it did, for me personally. I’ve been put into some big situations and haven’t performed well recently.”

Jeanmar Gomez (3-2) earned the win in relief for the Phillies, who have won three straight for the first time since May 12-14 and secured their first sweep since April 29-May 1. Cesar Hernandez collected four hits and Freddy Galvis added three, while Brett Oberholtzer worked the 10th for his first career save.

About admin

Loading Facebook Comments ...

Leave a Reply