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Hang ‘Em and Bang ‘Em: Kendrick Surrender’s Huge Homer to Bruce in 6th

Reds 2, Phillies 1
WP – Mat Latos (12-4, 3.69)
LP – Kyle Kendrick (8-10, 3.96)
SV – Aroldis Chapman (35)

CINCINNATI — All Kyle Kendrick had to do was keep his pitches down against Jay Bruce.

But one pitch stayed up and Bruce sent it over the right field wall, giving Cincinnati a 2-1 lead in the 6th and the eventual win over the Phillies. The homer broke up a 1-0 lead that was being preserved by Kendrick in an otherwise great start.

The only run Philadelphia managed to score came in the 4th inning. Domonic Brown drew a bases-loaded walk that enabled Chase Utley to score.

The Phillies were then robbed of a second run when Nate Schierholtz hit a liner into center field. Drew Stubbs clearly trapped the ball but it was ruled a catch. He then threw it to second for the third out.

Two different umpires made different calls and it cost the Phillies an important run.

Jimmy Rollins earned his 200oth hit in the 5th inning with a double down the right field line.

2B: Utley (11), Rollins (32).

Boxscore.

Series Preview: at Cincinnati Reds

PHI: 83-46, 1st in NL East; CIN: 67-66, 3rd in NL Central

When: August 29-September 1
Where: Great American Ballpark (Cincy, OH)

Probable Pitchers
Monday: Cole Hamels (13-7, 2.62) vs Homer Bailey (7-5, 4.44)
Tuesday: Roy Halladay (15-5, 2.56) vs Bronson Arroyo (8-10, 5.02)
Wednesday: Cliff Lee (14-7, 2.71) vs Dontrelle Willis (0-3, 4.10)
Thursday: Vance Worley (9-1, 2.65) vs Mike Leake (11-8, 4.04)

Broadcast Info
Monday, 7:10, CSN
Tuesday, 7:10, PHL 17
Wednesday, 7:10, CSN
Thursday, 12:35, CSN
All Games on 1210 AM

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He Val-does it all!

2B Wilson Valdez pitches to Jay Bruce in the 19th inning of the Phils 5-4 win over Cincy. (Photo by John Russo)

The game went 19 innings. Wilson Valdez and Danys Baez look like heroes.

Write a script better than this one. I dare you.

In a game that seemed as though it would never end, Raul Ibanez sent Phillies fans home happy.

With the bases loaded with one out in the 19th inning, Ibanez connected on a game-winning sacrifice fly off Reds reliever Carlos Fisher to give the Phillies a 5-4 win.

This was the longest Phillies game in nearly 20 years. Now let’s figure out how we arrived at this climatic conclusion.

Jimmy Rollins led off the game with a single and Ben Francisco hammered a line-drive home run to left field to give the Phillies an early 2-0 lead.

The Phillies struck again in the second inning when John Mayberry Jr. singled to center field to bring home Carlos Ruiz to extend the lead to 3-0. Mayberry was two-for-four in the game and possibly the Phillies’ best hitter. Read more of this post

Bruce’d ego: Madson blows up in 9th

Ryan Madson has the mind of a closer. Too bad he lost the mentality of a middle reliever in the process.

Madson loaded the bases and handed the game over to Cincinnati in the 9th inning as the Reds won, 6-3.

Raul Ibanez has continued his incredible hot run since snapping is 0-for-35 slump. His three hits have improved him to .380 (27-for-71) with seven doubles, four homers and 11 RBIs since the slump busted.

Ibanez’s 2nd-inning double to follow up Ryan Howard’s lead off double tied the score at one. After Carlos Ruiz moved him over to third, Domonic Brown drove him in with a sacrifice fly to make it 2-1. It was the first RBI of the season for Brown.

Chase Utley joined Brown for a season first. He singled in the 3rd but failed to get an RBI out of it when Jimmy Rollins was gunned down at the plate. Read more of this post

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