Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Pence Walks Off to Lead the Phillies in 10

PBR- The timing couldn't have been more perfect for Hunter Pence. After a homerun in the sixth inning off of Houston starter Jordan Lyles, it seemed that Pence was beginning to wake up from a slow start. That became very clear in the bottom of the 10th inning, when Pence crushed his second home run of the game, a walk-off homer, against former Philadelphia closer Brett Myers putting the final score at 4-3.

Pence's big walk-off hit was necessary after Chad Qualls blew a two run lead in the ninth inning. Cliff Lee started the game for the Phillies and went eight strong innings, striking out 10 and only allowing one run.

The big blow against Qualls came when Houston left fielder J.D. Martinez singled to right field and Hunter Pence committed an error to let pinch runner Brian Bogusevic scored. Martinez's single tied the game at three.

Placido Polanco and Brian Schneider also collected two hits for the Phillies. Schneider's two-run blast in the second inning put the Phillies up two, a lead that would be kept until the ninth inning.

Tomorrow the Phillies will be traveling to Chicago to take on the Cubs at Wrigley Field. Vance Worley, who was scheduled to start tomorrow has been scratched to due a sore arm. For the Cubs, Matt Garza will take the hill and will be looking for his third win of the year.

1 comments:

Charlie said...

You watch, the Cubs will pull through this time.